Arsenal legend Adams: Koscielny just like Keown

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has likened Laurent Koscielny to Martin Keown. Adams won Premier League titles playing alongside Keown in Arsenal's back four.

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has likened Laurent Koscielny to Martin Keown.

Adams won Premier League titles playing alongside Keown in Arsenal's back four.

"Koscielny was brilliant [at the end of last season]," Adams told Arsenal.com.

"He reminds me a lot of Martin Keown. 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.

"He's tenacious in the tackle. [When it came to] that tight, one-to-one defending, there wasn't a better player that I've played with, [than Keown]. To put Koscielny in the same category [to Keown] is an enormous compliment I think."

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