Arsenal fans may have suffered another gruelling 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, their third in two seasons, but one player astonishingly came out of the game with some credit.
As a member of the defence that conceded 10 goals in two games, you might think it surprising that Laurent Koscielny is singled out for praise, but he actually came away with a positive goal difference.
Thought we were excellent tonight & the best team in both legs whilst Koscielny was on the pitchMarch 7, 2017
Having gone off injured in the first leg at 1-1, and been sent off in the return leg with the score 1-0 to Arsenal, Koscielny, somehow, came away a 2-1 winner (if you see where we’re coming from…)
Koscielny vs Bayern? Koscielny won 2-1.— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) March 7, 2017
Arsenal vs. Bayern.
With Koscielny on the pitch: 102 mins, 1 goals conceded.
The France defender was only on the pitch for 10% of the goals his team conceded – was he to blame in any way for the Gunners’ performance then?
Good luck to Koscielny in the Quarter Finals. Good 2-1 win for him.— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) March 7, 2017
You could have seen it coming after the first leg.
Never seen one moment affect a game as much Koscielny going off.
Apart from that time 3 weeks ago, when Koscielny also went off.— Calum (@CalArsenal) March 7, 2017
When the ref sent Koscielny off the correct play was to just walk off the field in protest and take the 3-0 loss.— sworn mustafi defender (@GreggAFC) March 7, 2017
Not everyone was convinced though.
Arsenal fans will use this to show how good Koscielny is...
He gave away a pen and got sent off lads— Dan Grimes (@DanGrimes__) March 7, 2017
We look forward to seeing who he gets in the quarter-final draw.