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Laurent Koscielny

29-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


France

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Achilles    EST. RETURN:  10/25/2014
Birthdate:  September 10, 1985    Birthplace:  Tulle, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  165 lbs    

October 16, 2014    Laurent Koscielny News

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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.

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

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.

October 1, 2014

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Koscielny played the entirety of Wednesday 4-1 win over Galatasaray.

The France international defender wasn't rested for the game and came through the match successfully to boost manager Arsene Wenger's side ahead of the London derby with Chelsea this weekend.

September 29, 2014

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Koscielny could be rested for Arsenal's Champions League match against Galatasaray on Wednesday as he continues to deal with an Achilles tendon issue, Goal.com reports.

The Arsenal back line have had a number of problems this season, so losing Koscielny in such an important match would be a big letdown With Calum Chambers filling in for Mathieu Debuchy already and Nacho Monreal dealing with a back injury, Arsenal may need to call on youngster Hector Bellerin again.

September 21, 2014

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Koscielny nabbed his first clean sheet of the season in Arsenal's 3-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Koscielny and the Arsenal defense have struggled to register clean sheets this season, and they unfortunately have a tough stretch coming up against Tottenham, Chelsea and Hull City in Premier League play.

September 16, 2014

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Koscielny returned from a head injury to start and play all 90 minutes of Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.

Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet this season with Koscielny on the pitch, but he'll get a decent chance Saturday against Aston Villa if he can make it through Tuesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund unscathed.

August 31, 2014

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Koscielny suffered a head injury during Arsenal's Premier League match against Leicester City on Sunday, but manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the match that he did not suffer a concussion. "No, he was not concussed," Wenger said. "He had a little opening on the top of his head."

Koscielny was bleeding from the shot he took, but it's encouraging that he avoided a concussion. Thankfully for Arsenal, they don't play again until after the international break, although they return to a tough home match against Manchester City on Sept. 13.

August 19, 2014

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Koscielny (Achilles) has been included in Arsenal's squad to face Besiktas in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, the club's official Twitter account reports.

Koscielny has been nursing a minor Achilles ailment for the past week, but played the entirety of Arsenal's Premiership season opener Saturday and looks primed to start Tuesday's crucial Champions League encounter as well. The Frenchman is once again expected to partner youngster Calum Chambers, since first-choice center-half Per Mertesacker (rest) did not travel to Turkey.