Arsenal morning news: Koscielny 'out for a while'; United legend 'feels sorry' for fans

Laurent Koscielny

All the news and gossip from The Emirates Stadium this morning.

Arsenal drew 2-2 last night with Swansea City at The Emirates Stadium - and after the game Arsene Wenger gave an update on the fitness of some of their key men.

Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere are all currently out of action - and Arsene Wenger seemed bleak in his assessment of a return date:

“None of them are close to coming back. Koscielny is out for a while. After that Ozil, I don’t know but at least two or three weeks. Ramsey is perhaps the closest. He is two weeks maybe.”

Meanwhile former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has laid into The Gunners after their 2-2 draw with The Swans. Scholes, acting as a studio guest during the 3-0 Manchester United defeat in the derby, said of The Gunners:

“It's probably a typical week for Arsenal, really. They capitulated at Chelsea and it's a similar theme that seems to happen when they play the top teams. It happened at Liverpool, they conceded six against City, they just seem to go missing.”

And he went on to say he felt the club had no leaders in the shape of a Patrick Vieira or Tony Adams - and that the fans were who he felt sorry for.

"It's Arsenal fans you feel sorry for. You get the same every year - maybe a hint of the title for a few weeks and then they go to Chelsea, City, Liverpool, they just do nothing. Fans expect Arsenal to be going for the trophy. I know they're in third or fourth but they're a million miles away in my eyes.”

Olivier Giroud, who scored last night, will not be leaving the club according to his agent.

Speculation has been rife with the Frenchman recently - as his wife reportedly has an issue with him living in London giving the recent controversies in his personal life.

However his agent Michael Manuello stated:

“I read about Juventus and Roma, but the truth is that there has been no contact with these clubs or with other ones. Juve were interested, it is true, but that was before he moved to Arsenal. He's very settled in London and the club is happy with him. I think there is no possibility he might change club.”

Everton midfielder James McCarthy was speaking before last night’s games about Arsenal fearing Everton over fourth spot in the Premier League - and after last night’s results he might just have a point.

He stated:

"Arsenal will be looking over their shoulder now. Obviously they will be a bit worried. We have never written ourselves off. We will give it our best shot and keep playing until it is mathematically not possible.”

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