Thierry Henry: This Arsenal star is the best in England

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is the best defender in the Premier League on current form

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny is the best defender in the Premier League on current form.

The France international has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal first team this season, with the 30-year-old centre-half having started 14 of the Gunners’ 16 Premier League games.

Koscielny will be expecting to start in the heart of Arsenal’s defence for Monday night’s crunch clash with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

And former Arsenal striker Henry feels that his compatriot has been a key player for the north London side in recent months.

Henry wrote in his column for The Sun: “It’s lucky for Arsenal that Laurent Koscielny has been more or less available every week because he is probably their only outfield player who is irreplaceable.

“I regard him as the best defender in the league at the moment.”

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Arsenal, who finished third last season, head into Monday’s clash with City in second place in the Premier League table and one point ahead of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

The north London side are aiming to win their first Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph back in 2003-04, when Henry was still an Arsenal player.

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