Laurent Koscielny back in squad for Fenerbahce

Matthew Lewis

After sustaining a heavy kick to the head in last week's 3-0 Champions League first leg qualifier victory in Istanbul, the French international will be back in the squad for tomorrow's second leg

Arsene Wenger told the press today that center back Laurent Koscielny has recovered to the point that he'll be in the squad for tomorrow night's encounter versus Fenerbahce in the Champions League second leg qualifer at the Emirates.  For a squad facing issues of depth as of late, his swift return back to the team will be welcomed as Arsenal can expect the Turkish side to attack at will in order to cut away at the significant goal differential.

Further, while Wenger stated that "...ninety-five percent of the team that played at Fulham will play (tomorrow night)," he also called up Isaac Hayden and Hector Bellerin to training today.  While tomorrow match is very important in securing Champions League, the money that flows from it and, of course, the allure of the league when negotiating potential transfers, there's this little matter this upcoming weekend called the North London Derby that Wenger must be mindful of when selecting his squad for Fenerbahce, so the hope is that he's able to balance enough experience and strength alongside players who are able to spell a few regulars.

Regardless, the news of Koscielny's return means there's one less player struggling to regain fitness and one more player to rely on when choosing a squad.  Welcome back, Kos, and watch out for Pierre Webo tomorrow night.

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