Arsene Wenger speaks about Laurent Koscielny's current mindset

The Arsenal manager has been speaking about one of his key players.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking to reporters prior to his side’s Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, with his comments later posted on the club’s official Twitter account.

One of the topics he addressed was France’s international match against England at Wembley on Tuesday evening, specifically the performance of Gunners centre-back Laurent Koscielny.

Les Bleus travelled to England to take on England in the wake of the attacks on Paris on Friday, and Wenger acknowledged that Koscielny’s performance was one of a man who understandably had other things on his mind.

Wenger was at Wembley to watch his country in action, and speaking about the defender he said, “On Tuesday you could see he was not himself and it affected him deeply.”

The 30-year-old has played 14 matches for Arsenal so far this season and he has scored two goals in his last three league appearances, proving he is important at both ends of the pitch.

A win for Arsenal this weekend would take them to the top of the table, but how long they stay there depends on what happens in the match between current leaders Manchester City and Liverpool later in the day, and Koscielny is likely to be key as the Gunners attempt to keep a dangerous West Brom side at bay.

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