Advertisement Koscielny played on despite a nasty injury (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny played on against Manchester United despite sustaining a three-inch gash in the final part Arsenal’s victory at the Emirates.The Arsenal captain went down injured in the second half and needed treatment before returning to action.Club officials claim Koscielny suffered a nasty three-inch cut that needed to be clamped while he was on the pitch.Club officials say Koscielny played with a three-inch gash in his leg for the final part of the game, which got clamped together on the pitch when he was down for treatment.— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) March 10, 2019 Laurent Koscielny played final part of victory over Manchester United with nasty gash on leg Advertisement Comment Koscielny had a cut clamped (Picture: Getty)Arsenal bounced back from a disastrous defeat to Rennes in the Europa League last Thursday and Emery praised his players after the result.‘They (United) were in a good moment after one result against PSG but we had a big performance and we are in a good moment in the Premier League,’ Emery said.‘To take three points and get a good position for our target is very good and I’m happy for the players.‘We can use different systems and different players and today we changed the system, after two matches away.‘For us it is very important that every supporter helps like they did today.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal saw off United 2-0 at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘Being competitive like today for 90 minutes can give us a stronger mentality.‘We are going to think of the next Premier League match, against Newcastle here but that is in three weeks and now our focus is the Europa League on Thursday.‘That is a very important match after what happened away [losing 3-1 to Rennes in the first leg].‘I hope a lot of supporters come here and make the stadium full to create this atmosphere.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves ADVERTISEMENTKoscielny’s commitment was indicative of a powerful display from Arsenal, who kept United at bay to move ahead of the Red Devils into fourth place in the Premier League.Arsenal became the first side to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the league since the United caretaker manager took over in November.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery’s side is now in the driving seat in the race for top four with just eight games left to play. Coral BarrySunday 10 Mar 2019 8:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares
ELEAGUE have announced a Street Fighter V Celebrity Showdown to air on Friday, April 28th in support of various charities.The Emmy nominated studio have pulled no proverbial Dragon Punches either; with four big names set to be paired and take to the stage. NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will be joined by Reggie Bush, Lupe Fiasco and Natalie Eva Marie as they battle it out on Street Fighter.Shaq is supporting the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Lupe the MURAL foundation, Bush the 619 Charitable Fund and Marie the American Cancer society. It’s sure to be a great spectacle, even though the Street Fighter may not be of the highest quality. Then again, Shaq’s unproven on the global SFV stage and with undeniable sporting prowess he could well have the knack for fighting games. O’Neal is no stranger to the wonderful world of esports. His involvement in the NRG organisation is well documented but this will most definitely be the first time we’ve seen the basketball man compete (esports-wise) himself. American rapper and producer Lupe Fiasco is the man one to be paired with, though. Fiasco famously beat Daigo Umehara last year in an exhibition match by three rounds to two. He’s a confessed lover of the FGC so it’s of little surprise that he returns for the charity showdown at ELEAGUE. If he’s substantially better than the rest, maybe viewers will be treated to another Lupe versus professional showdown. Only time will tell. Whilst Marie and Bush have tenuous links to esports and FGC at best, the whole event is being put on for an array of great causes. There’s four great charities being supported and with a combined Twitter following of over 15 million it’s sure to bring more great exposure to the effervescent FGC. Esports Insider says: Our money is firmly on Lupe. We know the man has the ability. That said, Shaq has probably been practising hard and will likely be competitive. With four great causes being supported, kudos to the FGC, ELEAGUE and the celebs involved.