France coach Blanc: Arsenal's Koscielny not ready for start

France coach Laurent Blanc admits Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny isn't in his starting XI.

France coach Laurent Blanc admits Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny isn't in his starting XI.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday’s Group D opener with England, Blanc suggested that the Arsenal defender might have to wait a little longer to win his fourth cap.

“We’ve got two big players in central defence and I hope they play very well tomorrow,” he said.

“Koscielny has had a very good season with Arsenal but, as you know, you need experience at centre-back and players that work together in terms of instinct.”

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