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Koscielny And Mustafi’s Stats From Arsenal’s Win Over Chelsea Are Incredible


Arsenal enjoyed a convincing victory against Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend, but it was a pair of defenders who caught our eye in the form of new pairing Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi.

Mustafi, who joined Arsenal from Valencia late in the summer transfer window, has excelled since his arrival from La Liga, integrating himself into English football perfectly alongside Koscielny, one of the league’s finest players.

Supporters of the Gunners were keen for Arsene Wenger to sign a star centre-back to partner the reliable Frenchman, and Mustafi has certainly fit the profile envisaged by fans.

A German international, Mustafi begun his career at Everton before moving on to Serie A outfit Sampdoria, impressing to such an extent that Joachim Low decided to call him up to the national side, and Valencia signed him during the same summer.

Now one of Arsenal’s main players, Mustafi produced a sublime performance against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, having some incredible numbers to be proud of following the 3-0 win.

The 24-year-old was successful in 75 percent of his tackle attempts, as well as intercepting Chelsea’s attack six times, with a further five clearances.

Mustafi also won two aerial battles, showing his competency off the ground.


Koscielny, meanwhile, had similarly impressive statistics, having a 100 percent tackling success rate as well as clearing the ball seven times and intercepting a further four.

A monster in the air, Koscielny also won five of his aerial battles, evidently being the superior of the two in this department.

What’s more, the pair managed to keep Diego Costa, who has been in lethal form this season, quiet for the entirety of a game, keeping an

Goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil condemned the Blues to a second successive loss, with the pressure building on Conte, who has a reputation for instilling a stellar defence into his teams.

Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.

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