So as a lot of Arsenal fans will remember from last season and even before that, Laurent Koscielny has some sort of ongoing injury problem. Ahead of the Arsenal home game in the Premier League this week, Arsene Wenger suggested in an Arsenal.com report that it might keep the France international star out of the side to face Brighton tomorrow.
He said, “We have a doubt about Laurent Koscielny unfortunately and he will have a test tomorrow. It’s an achilles problem, it’s ongoing.”
Hopefully Koscielny will be fit to face the Seagulls and if not, hopefully he will be back soon. Even if he misses the match tomorrow it should not be too big a problem as the Gunners do have cover with the likes of Mustafi, Mertesacker, Holding and Monreal, but it does highlight the failings of our manager and club in the summer transfer window.
As Wenger says this problem is not new or a surprise, but he decided not to bring in any more defenders. We already have Calum Chambers out of action and one more would give the boss a serious headache on the selection front. Is it just me or did this need sorting in the summer?
The issue was known about and with our injury record the chances are that it would become a problem, so did Arsenal fail to address it when we had every opportunity to do so?