Laurent Koscielny returns to Arsenal training ahead of Manchester City clash

first_img Reuters LondonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 17:10 IST Laurent Koscielny suffered a jaw injury during the FA Cup match vs Manchester United (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLaurent Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last weekScans confirmed he has not suffered a fractured jawKoscielny’s return gives manager Unai Emery the option of picking him amid a defensive injury crisisArsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Manchester City after scans confirmed he has not suffered a fractured jaw, the north London club said.Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last week, and the French defender did not play in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.Arsenal said scans revealed only “bruising and soft tissue swelling” to Koscielny’s face and jaw, giving manager Unai Emery the option of picking him amid a defensive injury crisis.Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who injured his ankle against United, will be sidelined until the end of the month while Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are out for the season with knee injuries. Stand-in full back Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ right knee will be assessed ahead of the trip to Manchester.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Laurent KoscielnyFollow ArsenalFollow Unai Emery Next Laurent Koscielny returns to Arsenal training ahead of Manchester City clashLaurent Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last week, and the French defender did not play in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.advertisementlast_img

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