Laurent Koscielny

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

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  1. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

  2. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    BOSSCIELNY is back!

    Well done to all the faux experts who wrote him off after his injury.
  3. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    The op done him good on the whole. The achilles finally just snapping my have prolonged his career :lol: I hoped it would/could.
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  4. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Bossed it in the second half.
  5. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Raining cleansheets since he had a run of games. Beautiful man we got here.
  6. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    How many goals we conceded before and after his comeback?

    I wouldn't even count the first or two games after the injury, because he wasn't 100% ready and only played because of the other injuries and suspensions.
  7. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Kos is generally quite underrated by our opposition fans but is he quite world class. Not so sure about that. Certainly an important figure for us.,
  8. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    Kos has not only played well but has had a galvanising effect on the whole team. He's that kind of player, he gives everything in every game and I'm so pleased for him. I always complained that Wenger underrated the role of Captain because he was happy to have a Captain that hardly played. Kos is a great example of why your Captain should be on the pitch and not in the stands.
  9. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    This drove me mad. Captains are hugely important.
  10. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    Not to Wenger, the only manager in PL history who managed to field a team in the 2nd half without a Captain on the pitch. He didn't even realise, that's the level of priority he gave to Team Captain. Arsenal were fined for this.
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  11. pikey2000

    pikey2000 Well-Known Member

    Been top class since his return, doesn't get anywhere near enough credit, media cream themselves over the likes of Maguire, Stones, hell even Smalling at UTD gets more praise than Kos but he just trots out and does his sh1t game after game.

    Really like the partnership with Sokratis too, if you could say Kos lacked one thing it would be that he is not vocal enough at times, Sokratis brings that leadership to the table which blends so well with Kos.
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  12. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

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  13. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Does he have one year left on his contract or does it end in the summer?
  14. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    One year.
  15. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Policing Emery's English Skills

    He has one of the main ingredients of a CB. Coolness under fire.

    Even when Costa pushed him over he was calm, hoping the ref would see it. It was Gabriel who lost his head and got sent off.

    He’s tough though, and goes in hard, but his challenges are still measured. On a rashness scale he is probably 3 put of 10. Sokratis is 7 and Mustafi 9. But like Kos, at least Sokratis is a half decent footballer.
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  16. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I remember one game against Norwich (I think) in the league. Was the last day of the season. I think we won 2-0.
    A ball came over head and was heading towards a striker and Kos leapt up and plucked this ball from the sky with his big toe. Brought it down and just signaled to the whole team we needed to slow it down and play our game. Was brilliant.
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  17. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Its the areas of the pitch that those rash tackles are made which is important. Kos in the early days was very rash and made those rash tackles in and around our box, he learnt quickly. Sok is rash but his tackles are made the stage before it becomes very dangerours. Mustafi is reckless in all areas and tries to do too much, his rash tackles which put us in very bad situations are down to him quite simply not knowing his position. Mustafi doesnt devolop and get better, he has hit his ceiling and needs to be moved on.

    Currently van dijk is easily the best defender in the league, with gomes they probably have the beat partnership. Spuds best 2 cbs in alder/vertong then i think we probably have the best 2 in kos and sok.
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  18. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    I disagree, I think he's quite rash and that's one of his biggest weaknesses. Like the fa cup game vs United where he ran at Lukaku and left a huge space for Alexis to run in behind him.

    It's because Arsenal are notorious for having a **** defence and he's been a mainstay in that.
  19. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Policing Emery's English Skills

    As Einstein said, ‘All things are relative’.

    Surely in the rashness tables he’s in league two, whilst Mustafi is currently top of the Premiership.
  20. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I'd say Virgil is currently the best defender on the planet. He is simply phenomenal at times.
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