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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery: We need to be ‘patient’ with Laurent Koscielny

PUBLISHED: 14:12 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:18 23 August 2018

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been speaking at London Colney. PA

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been speaking at London Colney. PA

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Arsenal head coach has been speaking ahead about club captain Laurent Koscielny. Read on for more.

The Gunners captain is not expected back in training until November, and head coach Unai Emery has stressed the need to be ‘patient’ with the experience defender.

Is Laurent Koscielny ahead of schedule…

He’s working very hard. First he was in France. He came back to us last Sunday. We are happy to have him here with us, because he’s our captain and he’s showing us his spirit to stay with us. We need to be patient with him because the injury was an important injury. It’s clear that it’s very important to stay with us, working here and showing us that he wants to help us.

When he could play…

It’s difficult to know. You look at this morning, he’s running, he’s working on the pitch. The progress is very good progress.

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