Laurent Koscielny scores brilliant rabona goal in Arsenal training

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Laurent Koscielny is known for his no nonsense defending for club and country. Following a tough start to his career at Arsenal the French defender is now considered one of the best in the business.

The 29-year-old is pretty handy with the ball at his feet. He is calm and composed on the ball when under pressure from opposition players.

At a members day event on Tuesday, at the Emirates, the defender showed the full extent of his skills with the ball by pulling off a simply sublime piece of skill.... With his weaker foot. 


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The footage begins with Koscielny doing a few kick-ups. Nothing special for a professional footballer. 

It then takes a turn for the spectacular as the French centre-back takes the ball down and picks out the top corner with a delightful rabona finish on his left foot.

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It is fair to say this not what we come to expect from a central defender and the look on Jack Wilshere's face says it all.

Arsenal's title hopes this season will be relying heavily on the ability of Koscielny to help keep the ball out of his own teams net. However, if he can repeat this accuracy at the other end you may see the Frenchman's name of the scoresheet on a few occasions this season.

It is not the first time this pre-season that the defenders good footwork has been caught on camera. During Arsenal's time in Singapore he showed some silky skills during training.

Arsenal face Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

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