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Laurent Koscielny | Defensemen | #6

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 165

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Arsène Wenger admitted that Arsenal "collapsed" after Laurent Koscielny was forced off with a hamstring problem in Munich on Wednesday.
Alexis Sanchez scored in the Allianz Arena to restore parity in the first half, and at 1-1, Arsenal fans could have be forgiven for thinking that this could be there night. A draw against their German counterparts would've provide the perfect platform for the Gunners at the Emirates in the second leg. But the quarter-final tie was turned on its head within 10 minutes of the restart. Laurent Koscielny appeared to tweak his hamstring as he overstretched and during those moments following the introduction of Gabriel, the Arsenal defence looked all at sea as Lewandowski and Alcantara took full advantage. "Two goals was difficult to swallow – 53 and 56. We have to analyse that," mused a despondent Wenger. "It looked like we lost our organisation. Not only did we lose our centre-back, but a combination of mental and organisation." Koscielny will be assessed over the next 24-48hrs but will not be risked in the FA Cup at Sutton United on Monday. Feb 16 - 3:24 AM