Unai Emery has admitted that Laurent Koscielny is close to returning for Arsenal and is confident the centre-back will be in action soon after the international break.
The veteran defender has been sidelined since May after he ruptured his Achilles tendon during Arsenal’s semi-final Europa League clash with Atletico Madrid.
The 33-year-old returned to training at the end of the summer but has yet to feature for the club this campaign. Arsenal face Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League before hosting Wolves in the Premier League this weekend before the international break begins.
‘He feels better in each training,’ Unai Emery said on Wednesday. ‘He is close to being with us for competitive games. ‘We are happy with him.