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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that arguably Arsenal’s most important defender will not remain on the sidelines for too long. 

Laurent Koscielny completed last Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Mancheter United with a calf problem which saw him miss the defeat to Swansea City on Wednesday.

Following news of Petr Cech facing up to a month out of action due to a hamstring problem, there have concerns that Arsenal may have to see out much of this season’s run-in with a depleted defense.

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However, Wenger has revealed that Koscielny could be fit within seven days and back in time for the home clash with West Bromwich Albion.

“Koscielny is out.” the Arsenal boss said n Friday

“He has a small injury but he is out tomorrow and Tuesday next week. It’s a grade one, so it’s a very short period. I don’t think he’ll be available on Tuesday but next Saturday he should be alright.”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky are the only other players currently ruled out by injuries.

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