Emery lifts the lid on Koscielny's return: 'He can maybe be with us on Saturday'
- The boss believes Koscielny might be available for Huddersfield already
- Emery praises Koscielny for giving his 'experience, quality, personality' while in training
Gunners captain Laurent Koscielny has not played for the first team since April. Since that time Arsenal have changed their manager and the Frenchman is yet to make his first appearance under Unai Emery.
At the press conference on Thursday the boss told journalists when Koscielny is expected to return. Our skipper has featured for Arsenal youth team twice and looked solid though we were defeated both times.
"We are on a gradual way with him," said Unai Emery. "He’s played two matches with the under-23s. He played 85 minutes on Tuesday and our plan is that he can maybe be with us on Saturday.
"Maybe he can play against Qarabag in the Europa League. He’s working with us with very big performances every day in training. He’s playing for the under-23s with a good feeling. The next step is for him to be with us.
"He gives us experience, quality, personality. We need every player and we need also for him to train with us. The next step is playing. He can play with us and be with us normally."