Premier League - Injured Koscielny faces lay-off

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being carried off on a stretcher with a deep cut to the knee during the 6-3 defeat to Manchester City.

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Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny (AFP)

The 28-year-old France centre-back was hurt trying, in vain, to prevent City's second goal, scored by Alvaro Negredo five minutes before half-time in the lunchtime kick-off at the Etihad Stadium.

After receiving treatment on the pitch he was taken off and replaced by Thomas Vermaelen, with Arsenal swiftly confirming on Twitter: "The injury to Laurent Koscielny is a deep laceration. #MCFCvAFC."

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