Laurent Koscielny makes Twitter debut with Per Mertesacker post

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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has finally decided to become the latest Premier League star to make a splash on Twitter, almost definitely at the request of his partner in crime Per Mertesacker.

Koscielny and Mertesacker were both magnificent for the Gunners in last weekend's 2-0 victory over defending champions Manchester City, providing long-overdue proof that the Gunners can defend responsibly as a unit in a big match away from home.

Arsene Wenger's side are still basking in the glow of that superb win, which may just have prompted Koscielny to join Mertesacker, Olivier Giroud and co. on social media and risk the wrath of that old scrooge Jamie Carragher in the process.

Koscielny feels the love

Carragher was on the warpath after Arsenal's win at City and with Kocielny's performance near-perfect decided on a new form of attack when it come to the Gunners, sharing his disdain for the celebratory dressing-room snap following a big win.

Koscielny could care less though and finally put the camera on his phone to good use earlier today, with a selfie of him and Mertesacker in the changing room at London Colney to take their bromance to the next level.

Now if only Koscielny could stay fit

Nearly three thousand people retweeted that behind-the-scenes snap of Wenger's favourite centre-back pairing, but easily the most important of those RT's was from Mertesacker himself.

Arsenal's vice-captain loves Twitter and is even happy to use his fantastic 'BFG' nickname is a sign-off, which of course meant he was one of the first to welcome Koscielny to the new platform.

Second half of the season promises much

Mertesacker's number one wish for the remainder of the campaign is surely for Koscielny to stay injury-free, after a first of half of the season ravaged by a worrying bout of tendinitis in both Achilles tendons.

Koscielny has missed nine Premier League game already this term and Arsenal only managed four wins in his absence, which shows you just how important the Les Blues star's pace and reading of the game is to Wenger's defensive unit.

The pair are a perfect compliment on and off the pitch, with their fitness between now and May set to have a huge impact on whether Arsenal can secure Champions League qualification once again and achieve their minimum target for a season which can surely only improve moving forward.

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