Wenger gives injury news on Laurent Koscielny on Friday
Arsnee Wenger has given a brief update on the condition of Laurent Koscielny, heading into Monday’s FA Cup clash with Sutton United.
Arsenal are under more pressure than usual after falling further behind Chelsea in the Premier League title race and losing 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Wednesday night’s affair only got worse after key centre-back Laurent Koscielny limped off with an injury to be replaced by Gabriel.
And according to the Gunners boss, it is still unclear whether the France international will even play on Monday but he is set for
“I don’t know [how long he will be out], he has a scan today [Friday].” Wenger said at his pre-match press conference.
The absence of Koscielny could see Rob Holding handed a rare start after the 21-year-old’s encouraging performance in the previous round of the competition against Southampton.
Below were some reactions on Twitter after the exit of Arsenal’s assistant captain was followed by a flurry of goals from Bayern Munich on Wednesday…
Koscielny is our CB. He's also our other CB and our LB. Why must we put so much pressure on our players to do so much? No system, that's why
— Abdul (@Flaminiesta) February 15, 2017
Arsenal don't even play 4 at the back. It's really just Koscielny et al(2013-17)
— 📝 (@MrScripto) February 15, 2017
Koscielny going off was like Obama leaving the White House. Utter chaos and embarrassment followed in his wake.
— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) February 15, 2017