Arsenal could need to buy centre-back in January window - Unai Emery

Koscielny set for first Arsenal start since May

Emery is unsure about whether Koscielny will be able to handle the workload well enough to feature again against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday and will wait to see how he copes with the visit of Qarabag.

The hope will be Koscielny can come through that and then take his place in the defence at St Mary's, with Konstantinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding injured, Shkodran Mustafi struggling with a hamstring problem and Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended.

But Ozil has been out with a back injury since the win at Bournemouth on November 25 and could be eased back into action against the Azerbaijani side.

Emery also revealed that he'll hand Laurent Koscielny his first start since May of last season when the centre-back ruptured his Achilles during our Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid.

We are going to use tomorrow with some different players, with some coming from Under-23s.

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"It depends, also, how we are with the players and how we can take our performance better with the two different ideas".

It remains to be seen how quickly the 33-year-old Koscielny can get back to his best after almost seven months on the sidelines, while Konstantinos Mavropanos, 21, is still out with a troublesome groin injury and hasn't played all season. So we will decided, but first we think about the game tomorrow.

So, it seems as if Laurent Koscielny will definitely start but there are doubts about Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil. Koscielny is coming back and for the team it's very important he is coming back.

"Another option [is] we can play with two, with three [centre-backs], Nacho Monreal and Stephan Lichtsteiner can play in this position".

"He is in the group for tomorrow - we need him to help us with his quality".

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