Laurent Koscielny’s troublesome Achilles is making headlines again in France with the Arsenal defender a doubt for tomorrow’s friendly with Germany.
Les Bleus have already seen Olivier Giroud pull out of the squad with a thigh problem and L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) now report that the Arsenal defender missed training yesterday as a precaution.
Didier Deschamps is well aware of long-standing nature of the issue so you’d hope he’d rest Koscielny given he already played a full 90 minutes against Wales last week. He actually missed both of his country’s matches in October with the same problem.
The 32-year-old revealed last week that he’ll retire from international football after next summer’s World Cup, presumably with one eye on extending his domestic career.
Here’s hoping Kos is fine for this weekend’s North London derby, we could certainly do with him in the heart of our defence for such a crunch game.