- Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is now set to be out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
- This is as a result of the injury he suffered against Atletico Madrid on Thursday night
- The Gunners lost the match 0-1 and crashed out of the 2017/18 Europa League
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has suffered a career threatening injury against Spanish side Atletico Madrid and the Frenchman is now set to be out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Koscielny collapsed in agony in Europa League semi-final to end his World Cup dreams and he now faces at least six months on the sidelines.
The Arsenal captain was in tears as he was being stretchered off in which his teammates and Gunners fans were sad on Thursday night, May 3.
Arsenal however were unable to cope with Laurent Koscielny's exit on the pitch as they went on to lose 0-1 against Atletico Madrid and crashed out of the 2017/18 Europa League.
The consequence of that defeat is that Arsenal will not have the chance to campaign next season in the Champions League because they won't be able to finish among the top four this term.
Laurent Koscielny has been at Arsenal since 2010, making 324 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Diego Costa scored the only goal that powered Atletico Madrid into the final of this year's Europa League championship.
The Spaniard scored his side's lone goal in the 45th minute after receiving a clean pass from Antoine Griezmann before clinically putting the ball behind Ospina just before the end of the first half.
Both sides played 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium a week ago and needed at least a goalless draw to pull through, but they got more than a draw to seal their qualification.
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