Arsenal’s back-line will miss one its trusted legs during Sunday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United as manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday that defender Laurent Koscielny is expected to be on the treatment table for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Aside missing the crunch clash at Old Trafford, there are fears that the French defender will miss a few more fixtures for the stuttering Arsenal side.
Koscielny, who has been a dominant figure in the Gunners’ defence this season, suffered the injury during his side’s shocking 3-2 defeat to Olympiacos in Tuesday’s Champions League game.
In Friday’s press conference, Wenger confirmed that a three-week layoff is likely for Koscielny, meaning that the 30-year-old will miss France’s friendlies against Armenia and Denmark on October 9 and 12 respectively.
Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta have also been ruled out of this weekend’s match, but Francis Coquelin should be fit according to Wenger.