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When will Xhaka and Koscielny be back?

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Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka both missed Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Everton, due to foot and groin injuries respectively.

After the match, Unai Emery issued an update on potential comeback dates - here’s what he said:

on Koscielny and Xhaka for Thursday…

I don’t know. Maybe Laurent could’ve come back to play today but yesterday we knew it wasn’t possible. I want to be positive for Thursday but it depends how he’s progressing. Xhaka is the same. They are doubts for Thursday. We have players and we know we can produce the performance with all the players. When you lose a match, maybe you can look at the players who didn’t play, but it’s rarely the consequence. We’ve won matches with other players, other systems, and we need to be efficient in each moment. We need to be consistent like we are a lot of the time, but sometimes we can lose.

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