Laurent Koscielny (Getty Images)
The 32-year-old central defender is set to be sidelined for six
months according to Wenger, bringing a sad end to his international
career as he had planned to retire after the finals in Russia.
Koscielny, capped over 50 times and a member of the France side that
lost to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final, was carried off 12 minutes into
Arsenal's Europa League semi-final second-leg defeat by Atletico Madrid
"He is of course devastated. He will be out for six months. You will
not see him before the beginning of December at best," said Wenger.
Koscielny revealed to the Evening Standard in May last year he would
require daily treatment on an Achilles injury for the rest of his
According to the newspaper he was diagnosed with chronic tendonitis
in both feet by the French Football Federation during an international
break in October 2014.