English Premiership

Koscielny injury serious, says Wenger

2017-04-05 08:15
Laurent Koscielny (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the injury suffered by centre-back Laurent Koscielny could keep him out for weeks.

Wenger was forced to substitute Koscielny at half-time during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday after the France international picked up an Achilles injury.

"It is certainly serious," Wenger told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash with West Ham.

"If he's ruptured a few fibres of his tendon, it could be a few weeks. If it's just an inflammation, he could maybe be available for selection next week against Crystal Palace. I think he has a scan today and we'll know much more tomorrow."

Meanwhile, the Gunners should be boosted by the return of Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who have both recovered from minor injuries.

"They have a test today and we'll see if they can be involved. I think there's a good chance that they're back in the squad," Wenger added.


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