A comparison between Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny, Chelsea stars John Terry and Gary Cahill, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Liverpool’s comrade Martin Skrtel revealed that the Arsenal man has better numbers in almost all of the chosen criterias.
Key aspects for a defender including “tackles”, “interceptions”, “defensive errors” and “clearances” were taken into account and to our surprise, Koscielny tops the chart over his Premier League compatriots. The French International after his howler against Birmingham City a couple of seasons ago and a number of silly penalties that he gave away has been a key reason for neutral fans to underrate him. However, this season along with Per Mertesacker, Koscielny has been rock solid at the back for the Gunners.
Here is the comparison chart:
Stats via squawka