Eight ball recoveries, 93% pass accuracy: Koscielny stars for Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny: By The Numbers:  : 20160820

The French defender was in fine form during the 0-0 draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

Laurent Koscielny: By The Numbers:  : 20160820

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was in impressive form as his side drew with Leicester City this weekend.

The defender made a return to the heart of the Gunners defence on Sunday as they travelled to the King Power Stadium to take on the Premier League champions.

He will have left a happy man too as he helped his side keep a clean sheet and secure their first point of the season with a solid display.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny in action with Leicester City's Jamie VardyArsenal's Laurent Koscielny in action with Leicester City's Jamie Vardy

Indeed, as these stats provided by Opta demonstrate, he was impressive in a number of areas throughout the draw.

He posted 57 touches in total in the game, with all of those proving to be successful ones.

Defensively he was a rock, winning three interceptions, two defensive duels and two aerial duels throughout.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny in action with Leicester City's Shinji OkazakiArsenal's Laurent Koscielny in action with Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki

He also posted a mammoth eight ball recoveries as well as registering five effective clearances.

His passing was also at its usual best, as he managed 41 accurate passes and an overall passing accuracy of 93% in a display that will leave many Gunners fans questioning why he didn’t feature against Liverpool.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez in action with Arsenal's Laurent KoscielnyLeicester City's Riyad Mahrez in action with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny

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