'Needs to be sold', 'Garbage' – Arsenal fans rage at senior star after first-half display v CSKA
Arsenal fans have slammed enforcer Laurent Koscielny after he gave CSKA Moscow a vital away goal in their Europa League quarter-final.
Arsenal took the lead in the crunch game at the Emirates before a string of defensive errors gifted the visitors an equaliser.
Shkodran Mustafi started things off with an attempted clearance that stayed around the Arsenal penalty area.
Granit Xhaka then kicked it straight up in the air just outside the box, Koscielny sprinted out and clattered the CSKA player when he was never going to get the ball.
From the resulting free kick Alesandr Golovin striked the ball past Petr Cech to get a vital away goal – and Arsenal fans aren’t happy with him.
They know this is their route back into the Champions League and keeping a clean sheet in the first leg at home would have given them a solid foundation for the second leg.
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However, Alexandre Lacazette, back from injury, scored from the penalty spot after 22 minutes to restore the Gunners’ lead on the night.
Then, Aaron Ramsey and Lacazette got their second to put Arsenal well in control at the break.
Arsenal fans, meanwhile, weren’t about to let Koscielny off so easily.
Here are the best reactions from fans:
Koscielny is dumb guy, that's an away goal for CSKA 1-1 ????
— Khaleem (@Kanderz_) April 5, 2018
Koscielny needs to be sold.
— YQ (@_YasserQureshi) April 5, 2018
Koscielny well in decline now.
— Ifreke Inyang (@Ifreke) April 5, 2018
How more awful can koscielny get?
— Elumalero Gabriel (@ElumaleroG) April 5, 2018
Koscielny is FINISHED.
— FF (@FinesseFlair) April 5, 2018
Koscielny has become garbage 5 this days should have continued with Chambers
— Heurist (@Outerfoot) April 5, 2018
Mustafi kicks it back into the box, Xhaka kicks it straight up in the air, Koscielny gives away the foul. beautiful defending.
— اسماعيل (@ismaelabadin) April 5, 2018
Stupid freekick to give away.
Laurent Koscielny has to take all of that blame. #AFCvCSKA
— Lew (@LewisH92) April 5, 2018
Golovin 1-1. Awesome freekick and a very cheap foul given by Koscielny. Absolutely no need for it
— Saqib Ali (@helder786) April 5, 2018
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