Press conference

What’s the latest on Laurent Koscielny?

It was a horrible sight for everyone connected with Arsenal to see Laurent Koscielny stretchered off the pitch in obvious agony on Thursday night.

What is the latest on the France international? This is what Arsene Wenger told the media after the match in Madrid:

on Koscielny…
It doesn’t look very good. His Achilles is… You can always hope for a miracle in the scan that he will have but the first signs don’t look very good.

on whether it’s a ruptured Achilles…
You will know that more soon. It looks like it could be that. I’m a bit cautious [about confirming that] because nobody could say that without looking at it clinically.

on Koscielny's World Cup chances...
That depends on the scan, if he has a ruptured achilles his chances are non-existent. We will know more after the scan.