Tony Adams: 'Laurent Koscielny similar to Martin Keown'

Adams: 'Koscielny similar to Keown'
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Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes that Laurent Koscielny employs a similar defensive style to former Gunners favourite Martin Keown.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has claimed that Laurent Koscielny is a similar type of defender to Martin Keown.

The French international was part of the second-best defence in the Premier League last season as the Gunners secured a fourth-placed finish.

Adams now believes that Koscielny plays with the same doggedness as his former defensive partner.

"He reminds me a lot of Martin Keown," he told the club's official website. "He's very tenacious. I hate labelling people because Martin Keown was one of the best we've ever had, but there are similarities there, the way Koscielny marks and his last-ditch tackles.

"To put Koscielny in the same category is an enormous compliment I think."

Arsenal start the new Premier League campaign at home to Aston Villa on August 17.

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