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DTotD: Laurent Koscielny gets kicked in the face by Fenerbahce player

Brooks Peck
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As if Arsenal weren't already banged up enough (both physically and in the morale department), Laurent Koscielny took a boot to the face in the 30th minute of the first leg of their Champions League playoff against Fenerbahce. Pierre Webo was shown a yellow card for the high kick as Koscielny attempted to head the ball. The bloodied Arsenal defender had to leave the match because, well, he got kicked in the head.

This came after a restless night in which Fener supporters lit flares and made noise outside Arsenal's hotel. Which was still a much friendlier reception than they've been getting at the Emirates lately.

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UPDATE: And he's OK!

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