Arsene Wenger says that Laurent Koscielny has been taken to hospital after having his head booted open by Fenerbahce’s Pierre Webo this evening.
The French defender took the full force of a high kick and was taken off in the 32nd minute with what was later described as one of the worst cuts ever seen by the Arsenal medical staff.
After the game, Arsene Wenger said about his centre-half, “He’s at the hospital. We need to check for any broken bone. He’s opened the skull and it’s very deep. Hopefully we’ll have news shortly.”
Although Koscielny would have been suspended for the weekend trip to Fulham, the seriousness of this injury will make him a real doubt for the return leg next Tuesday and even the North London derby the following weekend.
It leaves Wenger with just one fit centre-half, even if Bacary Sagna filled in admirably, and will surely prompt a move into the transfer market asap.
Get well soon, Laurent.