Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny doubts Leicester City's Wes Morgan is as good as him

France's Laurent Koscielny heads at goal

The Foxes captain was named in the Premier League team of the year last season.

France's Laurent Koscielny heads at goal

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has given insight into his standing within the game and compared himself to Leicester City centre-back Wes Morgan, in an interview with L’Equipe.

The Frenchman has been a stalwart for the Gunners in recent years and established himself as first choice for his national team in the process.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny in action with Sunderland's Jermain Defoe

Despite that, he has failed to fully win over the French public and believes it is difficult for a defender of his style to get the credit he deserves.

When asked what one has to do to become renowned as a central defender, Koscielny replied:

“Win titles? I do not know. Maybe… Leicester became champions and Wes Morgan was in the best XI of the Premier League. Is he better than me? Could he play for a top four team?

“There are some who are made more to play in teams who play deep that you would not put in another team, with an average line,” he added.

Wes Morgan celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leicester

It is hard to argue with Koscielny’s assessment and most would agree that the Frenchman is a more technically adept defender than Foxes captain Morgan.

Leicester’s defensive playing style allowed both Morgan and Robert Huth the protection to play to their strengths and Koscielny feels that is a luxury he is not afforded at Arsenal.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny and West Brom's Salomon Rondon in action

“Despite that, it is true that defenders at Arsenal or in the clubs of that calibre are judged more on their mistakes,” he added. “Because we will always be in more danger in our situation… but we enjoy ourselves more.”

The 30-year-old faces a similar situation with France and has not been entirely convincing on Les Bleus' stuttering journey into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

The hosts were somewhat fortunate to get past a determined Ireland team yesterday and are in line for a clash with England should Roy Hodgson’s men find a way past Iceland.

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