The defender was crucial to their 2-1 win over Manchester City.
While the likes of Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil starred at one end of the pitch, it was arguably a solid defensive display that earned them a vital victory.
|Match||Accurate Pass||Effective Clearance||Interception Won||Duel Won||Ball Recovery||Mins Played|
|Laurent Koscielny||Arsenal vs Man City||28||2||5||2||7||90|
As shown by the table provided by Opta, the Frenchman was impressive in a number of defensive areas in the win over City.
First and foremost was the number of times he won the ball back, posting five interceptions and recovering the ball seven times, as he consistently cut off City’s attacks.
He also managed two effective clearances and won two duels over the 90-minute display.
Even his passing was impressive, as he registered 28 accurate passes in the game, with one to Mesut Ozil setting them on their way to the opening goal and earning widespread praise.
So once again, while Arsenal’s attacking talents caught the headlines, it was Laurent Koscielny who was vital to another big win this season .