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Arsenal's Koscielny, Ozil and Welbeck out of World Cup games
October 1, 2017 / 2:59 PM / in 21 days

Arsenal's Koscielny, Ozil and Welbeck out of World Cup games

(Reuters) - Arsenal players Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck will miss their upcoming World Cup qualifiers through injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - September 25, 2017 Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny in action REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

All three players were ruled out of Sunday’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion and will continue their recovery next week.

“Some players will not go on international break. Laurent Koscielny, Ozil and Danny Welbeck,” Wenger said.

Koscielny, who has a strained Achilles, will miss France’s Group A games against Bulgaria and Belarus. Ozil (knee) has been ruled out of Germany’s Group C qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan, while Welbeck (groin) misses England’s Group F matches against Slovenia and Lithuania.

Reporting by Neil Robinson; Editing by Toby Davis

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