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Laurent Koscielny

28-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


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

April 15, 2014    Laurent Koscielny News

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Koscielny has recovered from his calf injury and is in the starting XI for Tuesday's match against West Ham.

Koscielny has not played since suffering the injury back on March 22 against Chelsea, but his presence will be a huge boost for an Arsenal squad who needs to pick it up defensively for the stretch run.

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

April 10, 2014

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Koscielny (calf) has been ruled out of Saturday's FA Cup semifinal against Wigan, but he may be able to return for Tuesday's Premier League match against West Ham, the club's official web site reports.

Manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday is the earliest that Koscienly could return, so there is certainly no guarantee. The defender has not played since suffering the injury March 22 against Chelsea, but he would be a huge boost to an Arsenal side that needs to firm up the back four ahead of a final Champions League push.

April 3, 2014

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Koscielny will not face Everton this weekend due to his calf injury, but he may be able to return the following week against Wigan in the FA Cup semifinal, Arsenal's official web site reports.

Koscielny came off at halftime of Arsenal's 0-6 loss to Chelsea on March 22 and has not been able to train since. He is a vital contributor to the back four and will be a huge boost when he returns.

March 25, 2014

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Koscielny could be out for several weeks after picking up a calf strain last weekend against Chelsea, the Daily Mirror reports.

The timeframe means the Frenchman could miss Arsenal's FA Cup semifinal against Wigan on April 12. Koscielny has been extremely strong in the backline for the Gunners and will be sorely missed this Saturday against Manchester City.

March 24, 2014

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Koscielny will not play Tuesday against Swansea due to a calf injury, the Daily Mail reports.

Manager Arsene Wener said he does not know how long Koscielny will be out. The injury comes at a terrible time for the Gunners, who have home matches against Swansea and Manchester City within the next five days.

March 11, 2014

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Koscielny (hamstring) is in the starting XI for Arsenal's Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Koscielny was held out of last weekend's FA Cup win over Everton, but will be heavily relied upon Wednesday to help Arsenal try to advance to the group of eight, as they are 0-2 down on aggregate.

March 9, 2014

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Koscielny was unable to play in Saturday's FA Cup match against Everton due to a slight hamstring injury.

Despite missing out on the FA Cup action, Koscielny is expected to be fit for Tuesday's Champions League tie at Bayern Munich.

March 7, 2014

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Koscielny (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's FA Cup game against Everton, according to ESPN FC.

Koscielny picked up the injury while on international duty with France earlier this week. Arsene Wenger plans to submit a strong lineup for this match, but it might have to come without his most impactful defender.