Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update after Bournemouth draw
Arsene Wenger provides the latest updates on Francis Coquelin and Laurent Koscielny after Arsenal's 3-3 draw at Bournemouth
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin suffered a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
The midfielder was forced off during the Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium as Wenger’s men came from three goals down to earn a point in Tuesday night’s thriller.
The result was a disappointing one for the Gunners, who were looking to close the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea.
And it seems to have also come at a greater cost, with both Coquelin and defender Laurent Koscielny forced off during the game.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Wenger said of Coquelin: “Coquelin has a hamstring. It’s too early, you have to wait 48 hours for a scan to see. Usually when he sits down and comes up it’s not so good news. It’s just a tightness. The player tries to get on but he didn’t even try to play again.”
Quizzed about defender Koscielny, he added: “He was tired, he had cramps in both legs and that’s why I decided to take him off.”
Arsenal must now dust themselves down as they prepare for their FA Cup third-round clash against Preston North End on Saturday night.
The Gunners won the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015 but have not lifted the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.