Koscielny fit to make Bayern trip

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Pictures from training this morning show Laurent Koscielny taking a full part in the session, which means he’ll be ready make the trip to Munich.

The French international was left out of the weekend FA Cup game against Everton after a ‘tight hamstring’ kept him out of France’s friendly.

Although Thomas Vermaelen came back into the side and acquitted himself well, he’s expected to make way so the Mertesacker/Koscielny partnership can continue.

However, the captain could find himself deployed at left-back as there are worries about Kieran Gibbs who was substituted late in the game against Everton on Saturday.

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Double98
Double98

Hmm – A full part in the smiling drills by the look at the photo.. i hope he came through the belly laughs and celebration practice ok

deano

Hope Gibbs makes the team need him and Sagna have to be on top form tomorrow.

Previgo
Previgo

Its 25mins on the clock and ozil lines a perfect through ball for the ox who beats neuer to it with his first touch but is brought down by the bayern keeper who has been their man of the match sofar… Whats the ref gona do here oh! neuer is off! And robben is been sacrificed for bayerns 2nd keeper Holyshit! Is this arsenals lucky night? Arteta!!! Dispatches with aplomb! Arsenal lead in germany yet again but this time against a 10-men bayern, you sure expect them to fancy their chances now! And talking about chances Flamini has set arsenal on the counter here after stealing the ball from kroos, Cazorla? Quick feet by the spaniard and he finds ozil in space who sets it up for giroud and yes giroud puts arsenal firmly in the driving seat, arsenal are 2-up.. You do suspect this is gona be one of the longest nights in bayerns history!
Uhm! Leme turn off this playstation!
And watch this match! Arsenal 2-up wow!

shiva
shiva

TV5 is a good player..
Dnt sell him to any body in this summer..he is our captian and is very very good too..but at the moment..BFG and lolo should not be replaced..

Perry S.
Perry S.

What would be amazing if somehow Ramsey made it to the bench, comes on around 65, and just goes apeshit bananas!

Possession
Possession

Great news Koscielny is back. Realistically , to go through we need him and our BFG at their best.

We can do this..BELIEVE
2.0 win and through on penalties.

Big mention to our boys making the trip out there.

SING YOUR HEARTS OUT GUYS !

palace gunner
palace gunner

Good news keep robben & muller stretching for the ball

vincent
vincent

Gibbs,eish!!

ayo
ayo

first goal from the kos.. COYG!

Pete
Pete

Hmm.. is Monreal not available if Gibbs can’t play.
I like TV5 but he would be a liability at left back I fear.

I wouldn’t mind starting Monreal at left back and Gibbs at left mid. We had so much trouble down that side in the last game, plus Gibbs is pretty handy going forward.

Stewart Robson's therapist
Stewart Robson's therapist

That’s great, but I was hoping to see a certain Welshman in the training photos today.

zizou
zizou

Game on.

Sam
Sam

Vermaelen played emergency LB last season when we played Bayern and it didn’t go well at all. About the last team (Robben , Muller) that you want a makeshift FB against.
Then again, I’d rather Gibbs was kept in cotton wool for the league and FA Cup games, as he’s too injury prone to risk. I hope Koscielny’s not being rushed back as there’s a need to play Thomas at LB?

Boblex
Boblex

any word on Gibbs at the moment? is he ok and did he train?

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

Sky Sports are reporting that Gibbs has a calf problem and missed training today, and reckon Jenkinson could start at LB:
http://www1.skysports.com/news/11945/9206136/champions-league-arsenal-have-injury-concerns-ahead-of-trip-to-bayern-munich

I din’t see Gibbs in the training pics:
http://www.arsenal.com/assets/_files/scaled/1000×650/mar_14/zp_476954941_SM_6444_5C_255D57_3020.jpg

TJ
TJ

The article is composed of four sentences and you couldn’t make it to the last..

hey
hey

Oh Gibbsy 🙁

same same

i want to slap all of those gooners who
think we have won the f.a cup already
If that was the case we have won the
treble for me
But things dont happen like that in real
life
If we dont show up in one game
ITS ALL OVER
Until i see us lifting the f.a cup
I am not going to go nuts juat like some others

suci-gooner
suci-gooner

there is nothing wrong with being optimistic.. you have to remember, it has been a long time Arsenal has won something and fans get excited when our chances of winning something have so greatly increased

Goonerestgooner
Goonerestgooner

I say envoke the memory of 06.
Stick Flamini at left back.

Rodgers

Good luck lourent

o2ba
o2ba

Tbh id rather jenks on the left than tv5. No disrespect to the man but we need that bit of pace on the flanks.Good luck to the kosh if he plays. COYG

suci-gooner
suci-gooner

Pace for what.. jenks won’t be much use with is pace on the left because he won’t be able to overlap and cross.. he is a right footer remember.. and there is a good chance the Bayern players will turn him inside out because of his lack of positional awareness on that side.. best to stick the left footer, more experienced, captain of the football club, the man dubbed as the savior a couple of seasons back, TV5!!!!..