Laurent Koscielny sat out of our 2-0 win over Brighton at The Emirates, and the Frenchman will also now miss France’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Arsene Wenger revealed on Friday that Koscielny would have a late fitness test on an ‘ongoing ankle problem’ and it was confirmed ahead of the game that he would miss the Brighton clash.
He will also miss France’s games with Bulgaria on Oct 7th and Belarus on the 10th of October, two wins in those games would qualify France for Russia 2018.
French manager Didier Deschamps has called up Marseille central defender Adil Rami in Koscielny’s place following the ankle news slash fitness test bombshell combo.
Arsenal strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud are in the squad for both games as we all prepare for another lengthy interlull, or les interlull as they call it in France.
We did well today with a goal in each half to see off an impressive Brighton side, Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi our unlikely scorers.
The result now sees us move level on points with Chelsea, just a point behind zero time Premier League winners Tottenham. Man City and Man United lead the way with 19 points a piece both having got there on a shoestring budget making their achievements all the more impressive.