Koscielny facing three weeks out

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Laurent Koscielny is set to miss most of December after picking up a groin strain early in last night’s 1-1 draw against Everton. The freezing cold conditions must have played a part as he tweaked something in the first minute to be replaced shortly afterwards by Kieran Gibbs.

Afterwards Arsene Wenger confirmed, “He has a groin strain. That’s usually three weeks.”

Although he’ll be hoping for better news it’s probably best to accept it for what it is and if he gets back sooner then all the better. The Arsenal manager was pleased with the effort of his team at Goodison Park, and suggested the result was right for both sides

“Overall, if I look back at the game, it was one of big physical intensity,” he said. “We had a good start and after that I felt Everton came back. Their direct game was always a threat with Fellaini. We have regrets on the goal we conceded but overall, I believe that 1-1 is a fair result.

“It’s a good point here and it was a game of remarkable intensity. We needed to show great spirit today to get a point because they were up for it. I can only say I’m pleased with the effort we have put in the game.

“Last week, we played Champions League Wednesday night,  Saturday at Villa, today at Everton. We have to give a lot and we have some players who play on the edge and hopefully will recover for Saturday.”

With high flying Swansea up next on Saturday we need to get the poultices out and bathe those canker sores in baking soda and red lemonade.

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Dr. Silent
Dr. Silent

Shame. Hope he recovers soon.

And that nothing happens to Vermaelen/Mertesacker before he does.

Guy
Guy

I’m sure Djorou hasn’t got koss in his prayers!

Marty
Marty

Get well soon Kos.

Overall I think our recovery list it´s getting better. Less long-term injuries (not counting Diaby). Obviously new facility have good effect.

I remember few years ago (3-4) we had about 10-11 injured players in winter months.

Master Bates
Master Bates

That’s awesome!! so the new facility is LANS

Marty
Marty

No, at least L4NS. [le quadruple nouve signings extraordinaire] in Newest Wenger Annoying Dictionary.

Sebastian Squillaci
Sebastian Squillaci

🙂

Ara
Ara

Don’t even think about it.

Reese
Reese

We are tad closer to sebastian shittaci. So this can never be good news. Also theo picked up a knock, so that’s a shame aswell.

The remaining 9 players came off the game with mental strength that’s just needed for yet another draw this weekend…….um, yeah we should be good!.

Reese
Reese

Btw bale got hit in the face for the own goal yesterday. I doubt it did anything drastic to his already deformed face!

A N Other
A N Other

Probably made him look better…naa

Yeah Right
Yeah Right

The famous 3 weeks out. 3^x I’d say …

ARSENAL
ARSENAL

KosisbossandbetterthanVermaelen

AGunner
AGunner

Nooooooooooo! Kos has been solid after a weak start, he was finding last years form again..shame. He always adds a bit extra when he makes his run into the opposition half, hope he’s back asap.

Ara
Ara

and with more luck, Kos might have scored some goals
and when we finanlly got some choices in a certain position, here comes the injury..I hate that! 🙁

Asmodeus
Asmodeus

Hope it’s not the same 3 weeks that Diaby’s been out for his quad pull. Get better Kos!