Laurent Koscielny required lengthy treatment around the 52 minute mark of today’s 2-0 win over Manchester United at the Emirates.
At the time it wasn’t quite clear what the problem was, but after the game it was revealed that the Frenchman suffered a 3 inch gash to his leg, which was closed up so he could play on for the rest of the game.
Club officials say Koscielny played with a three-inch gash in his leg for the final part of the game, which got clamped together on the pitch when he was down for treatment.
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The captain was outstanding at the heart of the Arsenal defence as the Gunners moved into the top four, and the 33 year old is really putting his body on the line for the team as we look to finish in the top four.
Having come back from an injury which could have had seriously debilitating effects on any player, let alone one in the September of his career, it speaks volumes to his character and personality that he wouldn’t be sidelined by yet another physically demanding game.
Let’s hope he can stay fit and together between now and May, as he’s still a hugely important part of this team.