Laurent Koscielny returned to the Arsenal matchday squad for the Gunners’ 2-0 midweek win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
A lot of the Arsenal faithful were begging Arsene Wenger to rush back the Frenchman and actually start him alongside Per Mertesacker against the German opposition, however, he wasn’t needed as Nacho Monreal was comfortable in keeping Dortmund’s frontline quiet.
Koscielny did return for Arsenal today in their early kick-off against West Bromwich Albion, with Nacho Monreal moving to his more recognisable position of left-back and Kieran Gibbs dropping to the bench.
There’s a real feeling amongst Arsenal fans that with their Frenchman back at the heart of their defence, things will improve quickly, meaning the Gunners can hopefully go on a decent run of form to kick start their flagging Premier League campaign.
Don’t believe me? Well, Twitter does!
Minister of Defence starts ——->Koscielny
— Tosin (@Youndpounds) November 29, 2014
Regardless, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud are back! The two Frenchman make their first starts since injury: pic.twitter.com/B1oNyuczPQ
— Abdulla Al Shehabi (@3abood_shehabi) November 29, 2014
Giroud starts! & Welcome back the boss 'Koscielny' #COYG
— AIS BANDA ACEH (@AIS_BNA) November 29, 2014
Koscielny starts….. welcome back!*dancing*
— Nuh Shuaib Galadima (@Nuhu_Galadima) November 29, 2014
Welcome bk koscielny AKA kos the boss boscielny and welcome back giroud who starts today what a player to have bk in this bad patch we r in
— super jacky wilshere (@slickrik89) November 29, 2014
— Oladimeji Shobande (@Oladiimejii) November 29, 2014
I'm happy that Koscielny and Giroud are back! Interesting that Monreal starts over Gibbs…
— Dan Chapman. (@iDanTheGunner) November 29, 2014