Arsenal got their first win of the season under their belts this weekend as they overcame Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
Arsene Wenger’s side took the lead through Olivier Giroud and later won the match courtesy of an own-goal from Damien Delaney, but Palace’s goal from Joel Ward saw fingers pointed at Gunners centre-back Laurent Koscielny.
The Frenchman has been a standout performer for Arsenal for quite some time now, but some fans feel he and Per Mertesacker are currently causing new signing Petr Cech to look less than his confident best
Arsenal’s lack of a quality holding midfielder also remains an issue, even with the emergence of Francis Coquelin last season, but it is up to Koscielny to ensure a more stable platform from which the club’s attacking talent can work their magic.
Following the match we took to Twitter to see what Arsenal fans thought of Koscielny’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Koscielny is having another bad day it seems— Charlie K. Stock (@CKStocky) August 16, 2015
I am sorry but koscielny is making cech look really bad— lewis (@big_wiz) August 16, 2015
Nice goal too! Poor from Koscielny... He was bad last week too.— Jamie Lawler (@Jaylawler91) August 16, 2015
Won but awful defending. Both Per and Koscielny poor. Cech not at all to blame for goal, was Koscielny impotence.— DISHANT AGRAWAL (@itsdishant) August 16, 2015
Yes, because Koscielny made one error that means he's an awful CB, without him, we wouldn't even finish top four.— Jake (@WilshereTouch) August 16, 2015
@Shep_62 Koscielny most culpable for committing the cardinal of turning his back. Very nice strike though!— Barry Russell (@BarryRussell1) August 16, 2015
Koscielny - 6: 1st goal was mainly his fault, had a good game aside from that— gio (@cxquelin) August 16, 2015
why did #koscielny turn away in fear from a low-hit shot that skidded the turf? french puss. 2nd best CB in england tho right?— Dominic Waffle (@DominicWaffle) August 16, 2015
Idiotic of our fans calling for Koscielny (our best defender by a country mile) to be dropped. Good thing you guys aren't the manager.— Ozzie (@Ozzie_AFC) August 16, 2015