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Laurent Koscielny

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Birthdate:  September 10, 1985    Birthplace:  Tulle, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  165 lbs    

April 11, 2015    Laurent Koscielny News

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Koscielny (thigh) is starting Saturday at Burnley.

Koscielny picked up the injury last weekend against Liverpool but it's apparently not serious enough to keep him out any longer. He'll start alongside Per Mertesacker.

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Laurent Koscielny: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 9, 2015

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Koscielny (thigh) will have a late fitness test to determine his availability for Saturday's match at Burnley, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.

Wenger added that Koscielny had a scan Wednesday, which returned positive, but he has not been cleared to play yet. If he's forced to miss out, Gabriel will likely grab the starting spot alongside Per Mertesacker.

April 4, 2015

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Koscielny came off early in the second half of Saturday's game against Liverpool with a groin injury, according to BT Sport.

Koscielny was able to leave the pitch on his own power, but it was obviously serious enough to remove him. Arsenal led 3-0 at the time.

February 10, 2015

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Koscielny scored in the 27th minute of Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

Koscielny obviously is paid to keep things tidy in front of the Arsenal goal, but he's proven to be handy as an occasional offensive contributor, mostly on set pieces. Tuesday's goal came on a corner conversion, a solid strike off Mesut Ozil's delivery.

January 11, 2015

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Koscielny scored Arsenal's opening goal during their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Sunday, while also adding two tackles, three interceptions, three clearances and 40 passes.

Koscielny continues to be the rock in the Arsenal defense, as they play significantly better when he is on the pitch with Per Mertesacker. The two will be needed at their best next weekend, as Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City.

December 28, 2014

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Koscielny (calf) had two shots, two interceptions and 10 clearances during Arsenal's 2-1 win over West Ham on Sunday at Upton Park.

Koscielny returned from his calf injury at a great time for Arsenal, who have been struggling in the back recently while he's been injured. Up next is a tough New Year's Day match at Southampton.

December 24, 2014

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that Koscielny (calf) will not play Friday against QPR, but he could return Sunday against West Ham.

Koscielny has been quite injury-bitten this season, as he dealt with an Achilles issue before the current calf concern. The Arsenal defense could desperately use him, particularly Sunday against the steady West Ham attack led by Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia.

December 11, 2014

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Koscielny (calf) "will not be quite ready" for Saturday's match against Newcastle.

Koscielny's absence leaves Arsenal with a big hole, as Nacho Monreal is out with a foot injury and Calum Chambers is suspended.