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Arsene Wenger gave a number of injury updates yesterday, including one on defender Laurent Koscielny. The French international has chronic Achilles tendinitis - diagnosed whilst on international duty with France.
Wenger conceded yesterday he will be without the player indefinitely, stating:
"I cannot give you any date. I hope he will be available after the next international break."
Reports from France now echo that sentiment.
L'Equipe report that Koscielny will be out until the end of November - ruling him out of six to seven games including ties against Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.
While there is bad news from one centre-back there is good news from another - although this one does not play for Arsenal ... yet.
But Arsenal were given a boost this week after the centre-back admitted an affinity for The Gunners.
“Arsenal are an amazing club,” he said “It’s a big club with a great history but so are Celtic and I’m very happy here just now. I just want to play well and we will see what happens in the future. There are stories but until there are bids I can’t say anything."
Arsenal have recently been deploying Nacho Monreal at centre back after failing to replace Thomas Vermaelen in the summer.
The German international is available on a free transfer next summer as his contract with Real Madrid expires. He has long been linked with a move to The Emirates, but wages have always seemed a sticking point.
However, he is believed to be considering dropping his demands to £80k-a-week in order to force through a move he wants.