Laurent Koscielny undergoes surgery; out until December 2018

Arnold Nichols
May 9, 2018

"I can name you so many young players that nobody else in the world believed in, but he did".

"But for sure I will be active".

"Overall I would say I want to finish with two wins and that's why I will go to Leicester tomorrow giving absolutely everything to win the game". "I don't know how many illnesses he has had this season but the fella is not kidding me".

The 68-year-old has called on the club to appoint his successor sooner rather than later.

Wenger has been tentatively linked with the Paris Saint-Germain and France jobs since making his announcement and, although he would not reveal who has been in touch with him, he did claim offers aplenty have arrived.

"There is huge potential in there and good spirit".

"There's a good spirit, a good basis".


"The positive of that (being a fan) is that I can shout at the next manager from the North Bank", joked Wenger, who addressed the fans post-match and took a farewell victory lap around the Emirates. We need two or three additions and this team will compete for the title next season.

The 32-year-old was injured during Arsenal's Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano last week.

"Koscielny is devastated. He has had surgery and is out for six months".

Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas describes departing Gunners manager Arsene Wenger as a "special man" who "changed English football".

"It's certainly the final year he would play for the national team, but you never know". The England global has netted 17 times in the Premier League this season and will want to finish strongly to prove to Gareth Southgate he merits a place in the Three Lions manager's World Cup squad.

Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla are also all expected to miss the trips to Leicester and Huddersfield.

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