Watch: Koscielny takes one for the team with a block that’s bound to hurt


It was a good day for Laurent Koscielny and Arsenal as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Emirates Stadium to close the gap on the fourth-placed Blues to three points. 

Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal ahead with a brilliant finish inside the near post in the 14th minute before Koscielny doubled the hosts’ head six minutes before half-time when he mistimed a header but saw the ball loop in off his shoulder.

Chelsea pressed for a way back into the game in the second half, but Koscielny in particular was excellent in repelling their threat, not least when he stood firm to block a goalbound shot – but not in a way he would want to repeat.

Try not to wince as you watch.

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