Football

Defensive duo poised for Arsenal return

Published Add your comment

Arsene Wenger has received a timely injury boost with the return of defensive duo Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou for the weekend visit of Sunderland.

The Gunners have endured somewhat of a crisis at the back, having been forced to deploy central midfielder Alex Song at the heart of defence in recent weeks.

Koscielny had been sidelined with an ankle problem, while Djourou suffered from a muscular strain, meaning both players missed the UEFA Champions League win against Olympiacos, and the north London derby defeat to Tottenham.


 

Both players have now completed their rehabilitation, and are away on international duty with France and Switzerland respectively - but neither were risked in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Djourou was suspended for Switzerland's 2-0 defeat against Wales, while Koscielny was an unused substitute for Les Bleus, but both are available for selection in tonight's final round of qualification fixtures.

The return to fitness of Djourou and Koscielny, along with Sebastien Squillaci, will add much needed strength and depth to the Arsenal squad, as they look to kick-start their season when they resume their Barclays Premier League campaign against the Black Cats at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Arsenal
Football
Johan Djourou
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again