Laurent Koscielny (France – Centre Back)
Laurent Koscielny had a very good World Cup run with his France squad, reaching the quarter-finals before being knocked out by eventual champions Germany. He made two starts as was brought on an additional two times, but managed to prevent his opponents scoring on both his matches where he played the full 90 minutes.
The 28-year-old has already secured his place in Arsene Wenger’s first team and without any news of another defender being brought in; it looks as though that will remain unchanged. Although he began his career with the Gunners under heavy criticism, he somehow overcame that and became an outstanding centre-back.
In competition with: Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen
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