Good news from France where L’Equipe report that Francis Coquelin should return to action after the international break.
The Frenchman appeared to twist his knee blocking a shot by N’Kolo Kante during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chelsea and was substituted on the half hour mark. After the
After the game, the boss admitted he was worried that the player had to leave the stadium sporting a brace because the injury appeared to be in the same place as knee ligament damage sustained last season. The midfielder was then pictured wearing the brace in a North London hospital yesterday.
In a very non-Arsenal twist of fate, the feedback from the specialists appears to suggest the damage isn’t long-term. It sounds as though our Coq will spend a couple of weeks on the sidelines recovering and could be fit to challenge for a place in the squad that faces Swansea on 15 October.
Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will provide cover in the centre of the park. All going well, Aaron Ramsey should also be back after the next Interlull. The Welshman injured his hamstring on the opening day of the season and is yet to return to first team training.