Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny thinks one of his French team mates is like Leo Messi

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny
Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny on French duty

French website RMC Sport had a sharp, direct headline:

Koscielny makes a parallel between Fekir and Messi, he’s crazy?

Arsenal’s centre half is now on international duty with the French after his handball winner for the Gunners away at Burnley last weekend.

Les Bleus face World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Netherlands.

Koscielny praises Nabil Fekir

For a while now, Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir has been touted as a possible breakout star from Ligue 1.

Fekir is included in Didier Deschamps’ squad, and Koscielny has loaded praise on his team mate:

Nabil has got huge technical skills.

He’s a bit like Messi with his small steps when he runs with the ball in one-on-one.

He was slowed down a bit with his terrible injury, but he’s slowly coming back to his best level.

Like Messi? That’s a huge statement, and one that could bite the Gooner in the behind in a future date.