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Laurent Koscielny

29-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  12/21/2014
Birthdate:  September 10, 1985    Birthplace:  Tulle, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  165 lbs    

December 11, 2014    Laurent Koscielny News

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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.

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

December 8, 2014

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Koscielny will not travel to Turkey for Tuesday's Champions League match against Galatasaray, as manager Arsene Wenger will rest him again with the hope he can play Saturday against Newcastle.

Arsenal have already qualified for the round of 16, so Wenger will take a depleted side to face Galatasaray. Koscielny has been dealing with an Achilles issue for much of the season, so he will likely be rested here-and-there, particularly during the condensed holiday schedule.

November 27, 2014

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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.

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.