Laurent Koscielny is a fresh injury doubt after sitting out training with France.

The centre-back is a doubt for France’s game against Germany on Tuesday.

According to Sport Witness, Koscielny is suffering with tendinitis in his achilles and was unable to take part in France’s latest training session.

Koscielny has a long-standing issue with his achilles, and it was revealed in May that it needs to be managed for the rest of his career.

It flared up earlier in the season and ruled him out of the October international break and the 2-0 victory over Brighton.

With France only playing friendlies, you have to wonder if it’d be best to send him back to Arsenal. The Gunners will be concerned about his fitness, as they’ll need him for the North London Derby on Saturday.

Arsenal faced a shortage of centre-backs against Manchester City, where Francis Coquelin was forced to play in defence. The Londoners are, though, expected to welcome back a number of other potential options at the back.

Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers are set to return from a hamstring and hip problem respectively, while Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker are expected to have recovered from minor issues.

There’s never a good time to lose Koscielny, but Arsenal should have cover available.

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