After our win against AC Milan on Thursday night, the main concern (as always) was yet another problem with Laurent Koscielny. The Frenchman limped off after just 11 minutes to be replaced by Calum Chambers, and it looked like he’d suffered a serious injury which might keep him out for a while.
However, Arsene Wenger moved quickly to dispel the rumours of a long-term injury for Koscielny, saying that he just had some cramp in his back.
“He got a kick on his back. We don’t think it’s bad but he cramped up and he couldn’t go on…”
Koscielny has been battling against ankle problems all season and looks to be playing through the pain barrier most games, so this latest scare was a definite concern.
We despatched AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate and were drawn against CSKA Moscow in Friday’s Quarter-Final draw as Arsene Wenger does his best to ensure the season doesn’t end without a trophy. Our next game isn’t until April now, with Stoke visiting the Emirates Stadium back in the Premier League on the 1st, before CSKA come to town on the 5th.