Laurent Koscielny: Captain Jumping Ship

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by THunter, May 18, 2015.

  1. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    Fingers crossed he doesn't **** it all up in the semis or the final.
     
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  2. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    It's his destiny to lift the cup of a competition he was injured in that made him miss a world cup win.
     
  3. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Can't believe the level this guy has reached, I was so so wrong about him.

    Would do anything to see him and Ramsey lift the Europa League trophy before they leave.
     
  4. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    *Rambo leaves

    Kos got another year ;)
     
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  5. arsenefc

    arsenefc Hates Arsenal

    Yup....dont you think Kos being injured had something to do with it? not to mention Özil, Caz, Laca etc injuries..

    as for what people might argue about here....we all have seen the levels to which they can go.
     
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  6. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Yeah, some absolute clowns on here.
     
  7. Aevi

    Aevi plz no more 343 Moderator

    Thought I was about to be outed for a comment I didn't remember, you had me sweating :lol:
     
  8. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Winning the Europa will be chump change compared to missing out on the WC...but at least it is something.
     
  9. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    of course, but I think lifting a trophy as captain must make it a bit more special - his two predecessors got to do it and I want it for him, because he deserves it
     
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  10. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    he does deserve it. hope he gets the league too next season.
     
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  11. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Has been like our Jorah Mormont this season. Getting old, body is giving up but yet Here He Stands.
     
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  12. Gamefaced

    Gamefaced Active Member

    I don't really rate Koscielny because he is prone to a mistake or brain fart and isn't really a great organiser of defence. But he showed a lot of heart yesterday and battled well for the team. He put his body through the wars and is trying to show what a captain is about, which is a lot more than what I can say about other players. Hopefully he will stay fit and be available for the rest of the season.
     
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  13. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Best defender we have had the last decade. Best defender in the league at least one year. You dont rate him? Unreal.
     
  14. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    elite.
    top 5 central back in the world for the last 5 years now.
     
  15. say yes

    say yes To VAR

    :lol:

    He’s been great when we’ve needed him most this season and would love it if he could lead us to a EL final after he ****ed it for us so badly last year.

    That doesn’t change the fact that he was a liability for the two seasons prior to this one however. We can be kind and put that down to his Achilles injury (incredible recovery btw) but let’s not rewrite the past.
     
  16. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    you defend with a partner.
    He has proven over and over again that with the right partner he is Elite.
     
  17. Cazorlinho

    Cazorlinho Took years to learn how to embed tweets

    I love Koscielny but he's never been elite.
    If he was, he wouldn't have been an Arsenal player for so long tbf.
     
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  18. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    there were 3 strong instances when he was haunted by everybody (bayern PSG, Barcelona, Etc) one of thoes instances was not long ago.
     
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  19. Cazorlinho

    Cazorlinho Took years to learn how to embed tweets

    And if they were seriously after him, he would have left imo.

    I rate Koscielny and I think he's a fantastic defender for our club, but he isn't elite and has never been.

    We haven't got any player performing at an elite level consistently for years tbf, except Sanchez when he was involved in 30+ goals, and Özil for half a season when he was absolutely fantastic.

    That's why we kept most of our squad together...
     
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  20. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    there were serious interest for him from those clubs, but he wanted to stay.
    don't change the truth just to make your point valid
     
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