Laurent Koscielny (6)

#603

I’ll hold my hands up. I thought he was done after his second major achilles injury. But since he’s been back, he’s actually been fucking awesome and exceeded my expectations.

Partnership of Koscielny and Sokratis is a must for the short term.

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#604

Yeah fair play what a guy playing decently despite being ancient and a gubbed ankle.

He also contributes with goals the other end.

One of the ones I’d like to keep. Even if he is a cry baby. But then I’d be crying if I had to share a pitch with Mustafi.

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#605

Absolutely. It isn’t a case we did well against Chelsea and against Manure until they both got injured.

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#606

Its a matter of time before he picks up an injury though, that’s my worry. If he’s a starter for us I think he’ll blow up before the end of the season. Even before his last injury he was getting injured during games and getting subbed.

I hope I’m wrong because he’s a great old head to have in the squad, and I feel like he’s an Arsenal guy and I’d hate to lose that when we’re signing so many new players.

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#607

Have to agree thought he was finished but he’s been good. Hope we can get through the rest of the season with him then make him 3rd choice next season when we sign our new CB

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#608

Yeah he can’t afford to be a starter for a number of reasons. That’s why in the summer I’m hoping we sign a quality CB to partner the serviceable Sokratis. Then have Kos and the returning Holding as 3 and 4 options.

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#609

Holding and new CB. Emery loves Holdini

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#610

Don’t know about you guys and girls, but he’s looking rather majestic in his old age ol’ Lau. Like an eagle.

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#611

Its the change of hairstyles. Looking all mature and shit.

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#612

I’d put money on him getting injured again before the end of the season.

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#613

You’d get rubbish odds lol

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#614

He’s doing very well for a guy who has to have a needle stuck in his ankle the day before each and every game in order for him to play

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#615

The fact that Kos is way past his best and is constantly injured as well as being one of our oldest players just shows how poor the rest of our defenders are.

If we could get the awareness and experience of Kos and the fitness and athleticism of Mustafi, we would have a very good CB.

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#616

Is that still going on?

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#617

I remember Wenger talking about it previously on one of his earlier returns from a injury and he himself mentioned it when he came back late last year. I’m not actually sure how much an achilles can even ‘repair’ itself compared to muscular injuries

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#618

I’m happy Koscielny’s been spoken about in a more positive light of late. I think back in December, he’d come back from a serious long term injury and getting thrown in at the deep end like that, made people question if his time at the top level was up, but again, it was too soon to fairly judge him.

We know he is still likely to pick up the odd injury still, but I really hope he stays for another season or two, whether he’s a starter or backup CB. There was talk at the start of the season Emery was probably going to move him on. I don’t know if this is still the situation or not. I hope Unai reconsiders and gets something sorted soon. He’s one of the last remaining Wenger players I’d like to keep hold of for a little bit longer.

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#619

Is it just me or does Kos look good like this haha

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#620

Lolo and Papa.

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#621

:confounded:

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#622

fuck that has gotta be intense! :kos2:

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