Wednesday 20 September 2017

Koscielny scare for Gunners

Laurent Koscielny was hurt trying to prevent Manchester City's second goal
Laurent Koscielny was hurt trying to prevent Manchester City's second goal

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being carried off on a stretcher with a deep cut to the knee during Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City.

The 28-year-old France centre-back was hurt trying, in vain, to prevent City's second goal, scored by Alvaro Negredo five minutes before half-time in the lunchtime kick-off at the Etihad Stadium.

After receiving treatment on the pitch he was taken off and replaced by Thomas Vermaelen, with Arsenal swiftly confirming on Twitter: "The injury to Laurent Koscielny is a deep laceration. #MCFCvAFC."

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