Breakout young talent of last season Marcus Rashford has heaped praises on Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
The Red Devils striker has played against some top players for club and country – the Three Lions – but opines that the French player is the toughest he has come up against.
The Manchester United youngster has enjoyed a decent rise to fame since his debut under former United boss Louis van Gaal. His pace, directness and goal sense has helped him score in even in high profile games, making him the impact substitute under present boss Jose Mourinho. Yet, the United starlet says the Gunner defender is one of the toughest centre backs there is in football currently.
“Laurent Koscielny at Arsenal. He was a difficult defender to play against,” Rashford said. The young player added that the physicality of the defenders has been surprising even for him being a young player. He admits to getting smashed by big, tough defenders who want to stop him in his tracks. The player quickly busted into the international scene, getting invited for Euro 2016 under former boss Roy Hodgson though he wasn’t used much. Current Three Lions interim manager Gareth Southgate has returned him t the Under 21 set-up so he could further develop. Continue reading
Arsenal will be looking to put their Champions League disappointment behind them when they travel to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger’s side could be as much as ten points behind leaders Chelsea at the time of kick off, as the Blues travel to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon while Manchester City will also move ahead of them should they win at Hull City.
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Arsenal have exited the Champions League after only managing to draw 1-1 with holders Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena yesterday evening.
Bastian Schweinsteiger put the Bundesliga leaders three up on aggregate on fifty-four minutes before Lukas Podolski scored to make honours even on the night.
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With the six sides below them all securing victories over the weekend, the Gunners will be keen to not lose their advantage over the chasing pack.
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Substitute Nicklas Bendtner made the breakthrough two minutes from time before Theo Walcott made absolutely sure of the victory with a chip three minutes into stoppage time.
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The Arsenal manager made five changes to his starting XI for the midweek visit of Hull City, with Nicklas Bendtner on of the players to come in.
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Nicklas Bendtner was handed his first league start for the club since March 2011, and took just ninety seconds to make an impact, nodding in Carl Jenkinson’s cross to put the hosts in front.