Ian Wright praises Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny on Twitter

Laurent Koscielny, goalkeeper Petr Cech, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal walk out onto the pitch at The Emirates during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First...

Laurent Koscielny played well for Arsenal against Valencia on Thursday.

Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal takes on Rodrigo of Valencia during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019 in...

Ian Wright has praised Arsenal central defender Laurent Koscielny on Twitter for his performance against Valencia.

Koscielny was in action for Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie against Valencia at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Thursday evening.

 

The 33-year-old French central defender had an injury, but he soldiered on and was superb at the back.

According to WhoScored, against Valencia, Koscielny had a pass accuracy of 83%, won two headers, took 59 touches, and made two tackles, three interceptions and one clearance.

Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal breaks past Goncalo Guedes of Valencia during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02,...

The defender has made 13 starts and three substitute appearances in the Premier League for Arsenal this season, scoring three goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Arsenal legend Wright has praised Koscielny on Twitter, with some fans of the North London outfit responding to his message.

Arsenal won the match against Valencia 3-1 at home, thanks to a double from Alexandre Lacazette and one from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners will be confident of winning the second leg in Spain and progressing to the final of the Europa League.

Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019 in London, England.

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