Koscielny's amusing response when quizzed over a flaw in his performances

Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny joked when he was quizzed over a weakness in his game.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny produced a response to a weakness in his game, which may not please fans.

The Frenchman has been chatting to the media, as have plenty of other players during the international break, and addressed a question at Clairefontaine over the number of penalties he concedes.

His response? To joke about the matter and suggest it could be catalogued as a world record.

In the Frenchman’s defence, he’s only made one error which has led to a spot kick this season, which is the only instance of a penalty being conceded in the Premier League by an Arsenal player.

 2014/2015 TeamPosPenalty ConcededAppsMins
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal DF 1 6 476
 2013/2014 TeamPosPenalty ConcededAppsMins
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal DF 3 32 2,741
Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal GK 2 37 3,330
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal MF 1 14 523

However, he also conceded three penalties last season, which was more than any other teammate.

It can be viewed one of two ways.

Firstly, he’s got a genuine problem when it comes to the timing of challenges and his ability to read the game.

Secondly, and the more likely, he’s just a very aggressive player who is willing to take risks and his response should be judged as a tongue in cheek as he doesn’t feel it’s a major concern.

To conclude, if he does have a technical flaw, which leads to him conceding more penalties than any other player, Arsene Wenger is the man to sort it out.

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