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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    

November 27, 2014    Laurent Koscielny News

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Koscielny (Achilles) was an unused substitute during Wednesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.

Koscielny has been out since Oct. 5 due to the Achilles injury, and while he was held out against Dortmund, he could very well get back in the starting XI for Saturday's road match against West Brom.

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

November 25, 2014

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Koscielny (Achilles) is in the squad for Wednesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund, ESPN FC reports.

Koscielny was not expected back for another few weeks, but his return will be a big boost for an Arsenal side that has really struggled this season, particularly defensively. His return will move Nacho Monreal back to the bench.

November 18, 2014

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Koscielny (Achilles) has yet to resume first-team training, and he is unlikely to face Manchester United on Saturday or Borussia Dortmund next Wednesday, the Telegraph reports.

Manager Arsene Wenger continues to say that Koscielny's issue will be solved with rest and not surgery, though the rest he has already gotten is not enough to get him back on the pitch. Nacho Monreal is expected to continue to start in his place, as Calum Chambers fills in on the wing for Mathieu Debuchy (ankle).

November 8, 2014

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Koscielny (Achilles) has still not started running outside, and he may not return to training for at least another three to four weeks, ESPN FC reports.

Wenger confirmed that Koscielny will not need surgery to correct the issue, but he is still going to miss more time after being sidelined since Oct. 5. Nacho Monreal continues to start in his place.

November 7, 2014

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Koscielny (Achilles) "has a little chance to be back after the international break."

Koscielny showed up for international duty back in October, was sent home due to the ailment and he has not played since. Nacho Monreal will continue to start in his place, as Calum Chambers is starting out wide for Mathieu Debuchy (ankle).

October 30, 2014

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Koscielny (Achilles) was not among manager Arsene Wenger's list of players returning from injuries Thursday, and he appears very unlikely to play Saturday against Burnley.

Koscielny has been dealing with the issue for much of the season and was sent back to London by the French national team during the last international break. With no recent updates from Wenger, it's tough to gauge when Koscielny will return, which likely leaves either Calum Chambers, who has been playing in place of Mathieu Debuchy (ankle), to move to centreback, or possibly Nacho Monreal.

October 16, 2014

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Koscielny will not play Saturday against Hull City due to his ongoing Achilles issue, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.

Koscielny has been dealing with the Achilles injury all season and was even sent home from international duty to rest the ailment. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough time to get him fit to face Hull, though Wenger did confirm that surgery will not be required.

October 11, 2014

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Koscielny was sent home from international duty due to his continued Achilles' issue, and he is an injury doubt for Arsenal's Premier League match against Hull City on Oct. 18, The Guardian reports.

Koscielny has been suffering pain in both of his feet, and given his limited availability for France, the federation decided to send him back to London for treatment with the club. Arsenal will need him as fit as possible, as they don't have much depth at centreback after Calum Chambers picked up a one-match ban for yellow card accumulation that will see him sit for the Hull match.