Arsenal will this afternoon face West Ham United and it will be a must win match for Unai Emery because their next Premier League match will be against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium. The Arsenal boss has hint at starting Laurent Koscielny yet the fans haven’t been happy with his performance in their last Premier League matches.
Arsenal Captain Laurent Koscielny was on the sidelines for about five months but he finally returned in December but the expectations of the fans weren’t met because the Frenchman was no longer at his best. Some Arsenal supporters blame him for them losing their 22 game unbeaten run because he had an awful performance against Southampton at the Saint Mary’s Stadium a month ago.
Laurent Koscielny is one of Arsenal’s best central defenders but it seems this Achilles injury has destroyed him but Unai Emery has defended him saying that the Frenchman will soon be at his best because he was rushed a few weeks back because of injuries. He has hint at including Koscielny in the starting eleven that faces West Ham United today;
“Now this week has been perfect for all to work calmly and now we can use the players in this match on Saturday after having had one week of rest and with some players recovering [from injuries].” Unai Emery told Football.London.
“Little by little Koscielny is feeling better and he can play consistently. I think he is getting better and after one month playing with us, the next matches he is going to be better for playing maybe three matches a week.”
Arsenal usually struggles to beat West Ham United when playing away from home but Unai Emery will be hoping that Laurent Koscielny will be able to handle the intensity of the game since he has shown that he is starting to get a bit sharp as seen in their Fulham match.