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‘Koscielny saved us this point’

Laurent Koscielny

By Lloyd Webb

Arsène Wenger says Laurent Koscielny's experience in defence was instrumental in keeping a clean sheet against Leicester City.

The defender made his return to first-team football after a busy Euros with France, and the manager says his presence at the back was the difference. 

"We look a different team straight away and he gave us stability against a team that attacks very well," he said. "I think he was very important.

"I saw that we were a bit too young [in defence] and I have no real solution at central defence at the moment. In fairness he had a big back problem yesterday when he came out of the training.

"We came with 19 players and this morning we decided that he could play and I think it saved us this point."

 

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