New: Koscielny Purposed Centre-back Partner In Arsenal USA Tour?



Arsenal’s greatest undoing for the most part of their previous season’s has been the number of injuries sustained by key players and it seems the season will be no different – according to reports, Arsenal’s centre back Mertesacker (BFG) has been banjaxed with a knee injury and could be on the side lines for up to five months.

Mertesacker was left out of Arsenal’s squad that travelled to the USA for their pre-season tour after he sustained the injury last Friday in a friendly game against Lens. The reports as to the extent of the injury is yet uncertain  but it is believed that the Emirates Landlord will make a statement on it.

Wenger may now be adjudged a seer as he had acquired Rob Holding from Bolton last week. Holding is impressive and can play in the same position as Mertesacker – However, the experience and fluid partnership between Mertersacker and Koscielny will be sorely missed. It is expected that Chambers will stand in for the Gunners Captain.

This is a major concern for Wenger as Mertesacker joins Paulista on the sideline. This is calling on the medical crew of Arsenal to be on their toes.


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