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Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny kicked in the face (Video)

Jul 12, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Aerial view of the Emirates Stadium, the home facility for the Arsenal football club of the English Premier League. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

In Arsenal’s Champions League playoff match away to Fenerbahçe, Laurent Koscielny took a kick to the face. Fener forward Webó had just chested the ball into the air and was trying to kick it when Koscielny came into defend him and lowered his head to try and head it away.

That put Koscielny’s head right in the path of Webó’s right foot as he kicked pretty incredibly high in the air. Koscielny laid flat on the ground and Webó came over to check on him, kneeling down in the process.

Koscielny is seen lated in the video sitting up and holding a white towel to his face, blood clearly on his hand. Koscielny was substituted off immediately following this play and replaced by Carl Jenkinson.

Arsenal would go on to win the match 2-0 behind goals from Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey, both in the second half. The teams meet again in just under a week at the Emirates Stadium on August 27th.

Here is a GIF of just the kick itself:

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