Tag: Laurent Koscielny

Costa, Gabriel charged over Chelsea-Arsenal clash

Costa, Gabriel charged over Chelsea-Arsenal clash

London (AFP) – Diego Costa & Gabriel have been charged with violent conduct & improper conduct respectively over incidents during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal, the Football Association announced on Monday.

Chelsea striker Costa has been charged for apparently swinging his arm at Laurent Koscielny during Saturday's game, with Arsenal's Gabriel charged for his reaction to being sent off for kicking out at Costa shortly after.

Gabriel's team-mate Santi Cazorla has moreover been warned as to his behaviour following his dismissal after in the game, while both teams were charged with failing to control their players.

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'Arsenal star helps save accordion factory'

'Arsenal star helps save accordion factory'

London (AFP) – Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is helping to finance a rescue package to save an accordion factory in the French town where he grew up, it was reported Friday.

The Guardian said that the 28-year-old international is part of an investment group that has put up 600,000 euros to save the Maugein factory from closure.

France's oldest accordion factory is located in Tulle in the Correze, the player's home town & president Francois Hollande's constituency.

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United's Moyes enjoys winning start, Arsenal slump

United's Moyes enjoys winning start, Arsenal slump

By Ed Osmond

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United began their Premier League title defense with a convincing 4-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday while Arsenal endured a dismal start to the season after a shock 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa.

Robin van Persie & Danny Welbeck scored two goals each to donate David Moyes a winning start to his reign as United manager in driving rain at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.

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