The Frenchman lined-up in the starting line-up for the Europa League semi-final away to Atletico Madrid this evening, with the Spaniards in control after securing a 1-1 draw last week at the Emirates.
But Koscielny’s outing lasted just seven minutes, and he ended up having to be stretchered off after suffering what looked like a pretty severe achilles injury – a problem he’s wrestled with for several seasons now:
— Jonah Takalua (@Destaquito2) May 3, 2018
Koscielny has always been a favourite of Arsene Wenger, and with the manager ending his spell in charge of Arsenal this summer, and Koscielny likely to be out for several months, some fans are jumping to the conclusion that we might’ve seen the last of the 32-year-old centre-back:
Well Koscielny's career at Arsenal is probably over
— LD🇬🇧 (@LD_AFC) May 3, 2018
That's the end of Koscielny's Arsenal career sadly
— Supratim (@AUBATARYAN) May 3, 2018
Looks like Koscielny is finished. That could be his season, World Cup and Arsenal career gone.
— Mike Brannan 🍒 (@dippinbiscuits) May 3, 2018
That looks so bad. Koscielny in bits. Could even spell the end of his Arsenal career.
— Hayley (@Hayles_101) May 3, 2018
Poor Koscielny, that's him out for 9 months.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) May 3, 2018
Sadly does seem like that is Koscielny finished
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) May 3, 2018
Koscielny is finished. He's already playing on legs made of balsa wood, this'll probably end him
— Michael McCollum (@Skarmory93) May 3, 2018
That’s Koscielny’s career finished
— JT (@NachoDonreal) May 3, 2018
Love Koscielny but he is finished at the top level. His body can’t take it anymore.
— Matt (@IslingtonMatt) May 3, 2018
Fuck, forget about the World Cup, that might be the end of Koscielny’s career #Arsenal
— 🌹MVP Taylor Hall🌹 (@DSinger89) May 3, 2018
Koscielny has probably ended his Arsenal career 😰
— SR. (@rahim_____) May 3, 2018
Do you think we’ll see Koscielny in an Arsenal shirt again?