Earlier today, Arsene Wenger confirmed that Laurent Koscielny would miss the next six months having undergone surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.
It’s a serious injury for a player who has been plagued by tedinopathy for years now, and which robs him of his place for France at the World Cup this summer.
It also leaves his Arsenal future in some doubt, as a new manager will probably need to fill the gap with an experienced player, and where that leaves him in the pecking order when he is fit again remains to be seen.
However, in a statement on Twitter, the 32 year old declared the operation a success and outlined his determination to return.
Thank you for all the messages received since my injury. The operation went well, it is a new stage that begins for me. I am determined to fight, not only for me but also for my family, my friends and all the people who support me.
Very quickly, Lolo…
It’s a cruel injury for a player who has given a lot to the club since he joined in 2010, so let’s hope he can make it back and play a part again.