Injury boost: Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms key star will return to action – Latest Arsenal News

Injury boost: Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms key star will return to action

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 13: Head coach Unai Emery of Paris Saint-Germain Football Club attends a press conference at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ahead their Round of 16 first leg UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid on February 13, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been handed a huge boost as Unai Emery has confirmed that Laurent Koscielny is set to make his long-awaited comeback from injury.

Koscielny hasn’t featured for the first team since rupturing his Achilles while playing in our Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May of last season.

Speaking after our 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday night, Emery told Arsenal.com:

on Laurent Koscielny…
Laurent is very close to playing for us. He played two matches for the under-23s – the last one was on Tuesday.
When are we thinking he will start playing with us? I don’t know if Saturday is a possibility, but we’re thinking the Europa League game against Qarabag could be a good match for him.

It will be a huge boost to have Koscielny available again as he’s been our best defender over recent years and while we don’t know what condition he’ll be in after such a serious injury, I think he’ll still have plenty to offer.

Emery has switched to a back three in recent weeks and with Rob Holding facing a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury that he suffered last night, Koscielny’s return has come at a great time

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