Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has made his long-awaited return to action for the Gunners’ under-23 side.
He hasn’t been seen on a football pitch for seven months but finally, Laurent Koscielny has returned to action.
The French defender suffered a horrible ankle injury in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final match against Atletico Madrid in April.
He returned to light training a few weeks ago and has been slowly introduced into the first team picture by head coach Unai Emery.
Last night, Koscielny played for the Gunners’ under-23 team as they took on Derby County under-23s at Loughborough University Stadium.
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Unfortunately for Koscielny, his return didn’t exactly go to plan as Arsenal lost 5-1 to their opponents.
It’s great to see Laurent Koscielny back in an Arsenal shirt. The Frenchman has been a crucial player for so many years and will surely have an impact on the team this season. The Gunners are a little light in defence right now and Koscielny’s return has come at a good time.