Koscielny returns to training after Achilles surgery

Date published: Friday 24th August 2018 10:35 - Matthew Stead

Arsenal’s ropey defence is set to get a boost after manager Unai Emery revealed captain Laurent Koscielny has returned to training.

The France international has been out since May, when he knackered his Achilles tendon early on in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final second leg loss to Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal’s defending since then has been…interesting…as they have shipped five goals in their first two Premier League games. Even considering those were against Manchester City and Chelsea, that’s not a great look for a club looking to rejoin the top four after two years out.

Emery said: “He’s working very hard. He came back to us last Sunday.

“We are happy to have him here with us, because he’s our captain and he’s showing us his spirit to stay with us. We need to be patient with him because the injury was an important injury.”

 

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