Video: Laurent Koscielny scores stunning acrobatic goal against Southampton

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Laurent Koscielny is celebrating his birthday today, and he's given himself quite a stunning birthday present.

With Arsenal 1-0 down at the Emirates Stadium to Claude Puel's Southampton, Koscielny found himself in the opposition's penalty area, when the loose ball looped over his head, only for him to acrobatically fire home from close range.

Arsene Wenger's men were 1-0 down at the time after Dusan Tadic's free-kick found its way into the back of the net after coming back off the bar and hitting goalkeeper Petr Cech in the back of the head.


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A lot of the Arsenal fans inside the Emirates were making themselves heard after a slow start from their side, but the atmosphere soon changed thanks to the birthday boy.

Just before the half hour mark, Koscielny found a bit of space for himself, and before the Southampton defenders could get to him, he produced a stunning bicycle kick which found its way into the bottom corner past Fraser Forster.

You can see the goal in the video below.

The goal came at an important time for Arsenal as they were just getting back into the game after a slow start, which saw them go 1-0 down early on.

Wenger's side have had a mixed start to the season so far.

They suffered a painful opening day defeat at home to Liverpool, going down 4-3 at the Emirates, before following up with a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium against last year's champions Leicester City.

They finally got their first win of the season thanks to a convincing 3-1 win at Watford, with goals from Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, and Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal fans are also seeing their first glimpses of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Pérez, after the duo joined from Valencia and Deportivo La Coruna respectively.

As of writing this article, the score remains 1-1 at the Emirates.

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