Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Koscielny injury - 'Couldn't get any worse'

Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal have been rocked by the news they will be without Laurent Koscielny for at least the next fortnight.

Arsenal have been handed another piece of bad injury news as Laurent Koscielny has been ruled out for the next two to three weeks with a calf problem.

The Frenchman was taken off at half-time during the 6-0 drubbing the Gunners received at Chelsea last weekend and he will miss important matches coming up for the club.

It’s a huge blow because Koscielny has formed a solid relationship in the centre of defence with Per Mertesacker for most of the season.

His pace and agility is the perfect accompaniment to the German’s height and power, which is one of the reasons they have gelled so well together since they saw off Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season.

They lost the tie on that night in Germany but a brilliant defensive partnership blossomed.

It’s also a big blow to the side and the idea that the Frenchman and the German would have been looking to react this evening against Swansea, putting in a solid performance in front of home support.

Arsenal’s defence is much better than they showed over the weekend so it was important for their main centre back pairing to respond in positive fashion.

Thomas Vermaelen won’t be complaining one little bit because he now has a chance to step into the heart of the defence with a run of games, which could keep him in the side for the rest of the season.

That’s exactly what the Belgian would have been hoping for ahead of the World Cup after reports throughout this season he feared for his starting place in Brazil, as he wasn’t playing regularly for Arsenal.

He’s a top replacement to have coming into the side but there’s no doubt Koscielny’s problem is a blow to the side. Here’s what Arsenal fans have made of the news on Twitter.

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