LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that central defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the Barclays Premier League clash against Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
Kosielny has suffered a calf injury, following the 6-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday and is not available for the midweek clash.
“We have lost Laurent Koscielny for Tuesday’s game with a calf problem,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.
“I don’t know how long he will be out for. He has a scan today [Monday].
“Everyone else should be available.”
With Kosielny out, the Gunners have called up 19-year-old Spanish player Hector Bellerin as cover and he was named in the squad.
“Right now only Koscielny is out of the squad and he has been replaced by Hector Bellerin,” the boss said.
Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and defender Kieran Gibbs are both available after having their suspensions withdrawn following a meeting with Football Association on Monday.
For Swansea City meanwhile, boss Garry Monk has reported no fresh injury concerns from the team that suffered a 3-2 defeat at Everton at the weekend.
Arsenal (squad): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Podolski, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Fabianski, Monreal, Bellerin, Gnabry, Sanogo, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Kallstrom.
Swansea (squad): Vorm, Amat, Taylor, Flores, Williams, Britton, Bony, Hernandez, Dyer, Shelvey, Cornell, Lamah, Routledge, Tiendalli, De Guzman, Canas, Rangel, Pozuelo, Tremmel, Vazquez, Richards, Ngog, Emnes, Michu.