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.

Meanwhile Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville laid into Arsenal trio Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny, and Theo Walcott following the 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Neville criticised all three players, claiming that Ozil didn't show enough commitment, Koscielny wasn't prepared to play through the pain, and Walcott's performance and attitude wasn't good enough.

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