Unai Emery provides Laurent Koscielny injury update

Sherman Parsons
November 25, 2018

"Our aim is to be in the top four but it isn´t easy".

The German midfielder reacted angrily after being substituted in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month and was also replaced in the second half at Wolves.

Leno is proving himself to be one of the best in the Premier League.

Before that, however, he is set to play for the under-23s next week but the Arsenal first team will have some injury problems of their own.

In attack, it looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have proven their fitness and are penciled for a start.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has claimed the club needed a breath of fresh air after 22 years of Arsene Wenger and that he took over a team in decline.

Emery's side now sit fifth in the Premier League, three points off the top four, and they could make it 17 games without defeat against Bournemouth on Sunday. A big test. They are behind us.

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"Lichtsteiner is starting to train with us but for Sunday he is not OK".

Talking to Marca, Unai Emery said: 'Before Wenger came, Arsenal celebrated 1-0 and were based on defensive solidity. That is good news. "The process with him in this worldwide break is to finish training with us every day to start playing, little by little".

'Laurent Koscielny now is close with us to start maybe little by little taking minutes.

"I have said to myself it is a positive thing, but it can also be negative, that you are too heavy, want to interfere with the players a lot", Emery said.

Summer-signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos came into the team to make his first league appearance since September. Shkodran Mustafi will partner the Greek defender.

Olivier Giroud was back on the scorers sheet by pulling one back when he headed home from a Cesar Azpilicueta cross, but unfortunately, the damage had been done.

Mesut Ozil should take his place as the No. 10 and keep Aaron Ramsey on the bench, again.

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