Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with unsung hero Laurent Koscielny this season.

Koscielny has enjoyed a fine campaign to date, earning his first French cap last month as a result of his inspiring club form. The defender has earned widespread acclaim and Wenger believes it is justified.

"He is a special player and he is starting slowly to get credit," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "Let's not forget that before the Man City game we didn't know if he would play or not because he had flu.

"He doesn't speak a lot but his performances speak for him."