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Arsenal captain Koscielny suffers injury setback with U23s

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has suffered an injury setback in action for the U23s last night.

He limped off after 80 minutes of Arsenal U21s' 2-1 win over Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The experienced Frenchman suffered a serious Achilles injury against Atletico Madrid in May and has been gradually working his way back to fitness.

It is unknown whether Koscielny aggravated his previous injury or suffered a fresh problem, but the 33-year-old will be hopeful of being back in Unai Emery's plans sooner rather than later.

He made his comeback last month, playing 45 minutes as Arsenal U23s defeated Derby U23s 5-0.

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