The ex-Tottenham striker admits to having ‘reservations’ about the defender,
but concedes that he could be the difference in pursuit of the Premier League crown
Laurent Koscielny is prone to doing ‘something starkly inexplicable’, according to Garth Crooks, but could additionally be the man to ‘transform Arsenal’s bid for the title’.
The French defender is into his seventh season at Emirates Stadium, having been signed from Lorient in 2010.
During his time in north London, the 31-year-old has developed into one of the Premier League’s finest centre-moieties and a man with 42 caps for his country.
He is now visually perceived as the bellwether of Arsenal’s back four, with Arsene Wenger having wrought strenuously to bring in felicitous reinforcements alongside him.
Crooks, though, admits to having ‘always had reservations’ about Koscielny’s concentration and facility to sustain a consistently high caliber of performance.
The former Tottenham striker is, however, being won over and believes the Gunners’ hopes of returning the top-flight crown to north London could repose with their captain, rather than their enviable array of assailing aptitude.
He told the BBC: “I have always had reservations about Laurent Koscielny.
He is an excellent player on his day but he can also be very unpredictable. I have seen him have some magnificent games for club and country and then suddenly do something utterly inexplicable.