Injury update on Koscielny and Monreal ahead of Huddersfield clash

The Gunners have provided an update on the status of two key defenders ahead of the clash with Huddersfield in the Premier League this weekend.

Unai Emery’s men received a lot of praises on Sunday after managing to defeat their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in a very entertaining and dramatic north London derby.

The Gunners were considered as favourites by most pundits ahead of Wednesday’s game at Old Trafford, largely due to Manchester United’s poor form in recent weeks.

However, defensive lapses on two occasions saw Arsenal surrender the lead to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Two men who were not able to feature in the trip to Old Trafford were Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.

The duo have been on the sidelines, with Koscielny in particular only managing to make his way back to training recently after several months out.

Ahead of the clash with Huddersfield in the Premier League, the club has given an update on the status of the two defenders.

On Koscielny: “Played 85 minutes for the under-21s against Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. Came through match without complications. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8.” an official update from the club said

On Monreal: “Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8.”

As it stands, there is actually a chance that either one of the defenders may be available for the upcoming league fixture.

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