Confirmed: Arsenal captain misses World Cup 2018

Arsenal defender Laurent Cosies will miss the upcoming world championship. The French national has suffered a heavy injury in the semi-finals of the Europa League against Atletico Madrid, lost 0: 1, and will recover about 6 months.

He was injured at the beginning of the game without being attacked by a rival footballer. The captain of the “balls” collapsed on the ground and immediately realized that he would not be able to continue. The defender was taken out on a stretcher, and Kalum Chambers came in his place.

Later, the examinations made it clear that Cosilli has a torn Achilles tendon. Such injuries usually take about half a year to recover.

Arsenal lost the match to Wanda Metropolitano with 0: 1 and dropped out of League Europe. It was the last match in European tournaments for manager Arsene Wenger.