Arsenal supporters were not pleased with the performance of Laurent Koscielny despite keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw versus West Ham United last night.
The France international has looked shaky at the back of late, and yesterday’s game was no different as he nearly cost his side a defeat.
Koscielny has looked off pace since the Manchester United game where he was at fault at two of his side’s goals in a 3-1 defeat.
The trip to St Mary’s saw him bullied regularly by the likes of Nathan Redmond and Charlie Austin with the latter missing a glorious chance to inflict a second successive defeat on the Gunners.
West Ham did not create many opportunities going forward at the London Stadium, but Koscielny nearly gifted a goal after his poor cross-field cross allowed Javier Hernandez to hit the woodwork only for the ball to not cross the goal line. The Frenchman has endured a poor run since the start of December, and the fans were critical over his showing.
Why is Koscielny absolutely brain dead this season ?
— Billy Ö (@AFCGoonerO) December 13, 2017
Koscielny is bottom 5 CBs now, it's crazy
— Laurence (@PsychoRelic_) December 13, 2017
Koscielny is such an idiot. I get tired of stating how overrated his Arsenal career is.
— Exiled Expat (@ComradeNuts) December 14, 2017
Laurent Koscielny is one of the most weird centre backs I have ever seen. When he's good, he's very good, but too often, he's really suspect at the back. #MOTD
— Ak$h4Y (@TheAkshayVara) December 14, 2017
Koscielny's totally finished as first XI calibre. Skittish like a stressed horse returning from injury. Needs putting down.
— RG (@registability) December 13, 2017
— Ike L. Obidike (@IkeLObidike) December 13, 2017
Koscielny learning from his mistakes. Playing a suicidal square ball in his own half in the last 5 mins instead of the first 5 mins.
— Jane Cavendish (@jcav90) December 13, 2017
Arsenal take on relegation candidates Newcastle United in the next outing at the Emirates, and they will want to end their poor run of results, which has seen them fall 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.
The title race is pretty much out of question, and the Gunners now have a task of qualifying for the top-four, where they presently trail rivals Tottenham Hotspur by the solitary point.
Arsene Wenger’s side are currently seventh in the Premier League standings with Spurs and Sean Dyche’s Burnley overtaking them with wins over Brighton & Hove Albion and Stoke City respectively.
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