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Arsenal XI For Next Premier League Match Without The Injured Koscielny And Ozil

The French defender is the latest to be struck down.

There was more bad news for Arsenal as it was announced that defender Laurent Koscielny has pulled out of the France squad to play Portugal and Armenia due to an Achilles injury.

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It’s not known how serious the problem is as yet, but if the 28-year-old were to miss the Gunners’ next outing against Hull City in the Premier League on October 18 then he would join seven others on the absentee list.

Therefore here is a predicted XI that Arsene Wenger could pick against the Tigers, taking into account all the fitness concerns.

GK – Wojciech Szczesny

Won’t be playing in the Champions League next time out after being sent off against Galatasaray, but thankfully with fellow goalkeeper David Ospina one of those currently injured the Poland international is available in the league.

RB – Hector Bellerin

The youngster is likely to get another chance at right-back with Mathieu Debuchy out for a lengthy spell and Calum Chambers suspended after picking up five yellow cards.

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CB – Per Mertesacker

There will be a lot of pressure on this German’s shoulders in the absence of usual central defensive partner Koscielny and Mertesacker is likely to be named as captain as well.

CB – Nacho Monreal

Has been injured himself recently, but should be available for the Hull clash and although usually a left-back the Spaniard will be tasked with filling in more centrally.

LB – Kieran Gibbs

Another established figure now with Gibbs being the first choice left-back at the Emirates Stadium regardless of injuries.

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