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Are the Gunners missing Laurent Koscielny? Currently disclosable information: Arsenal is conceding more goals than Bordeaux while its former captain remains undefeated with his new club and colleagues Enock Kwateng and Pablo Castro. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 France Ligue 1 Matchday 5 team of the week. 

4-4-2 | Alfred Gomis (7.38, Dijon vs Nimes); Enock Kwateng (8.47, Bordeaux vs Metz), Laurent Koscielny (7.89, Bordeaux vs Metz), Nayef Aguerd (8.05, Dijon vs Nimes), Pablo Castro (8.31, Bordeaux vs Metz); Romain Hamouma (8.33, Saint-Etienne vs Toulouse), Benjamin Andre (8.57, Lille vs Angers), Florent Mollet (8.18, Montpellier vs Nice), Max Gradel (8.34, Saint-Etienne vs Toulouse); Dario Benedetto (9.03, Monaco vs Olympique Marseille), Andy Delort (8.51, Montpellier vs Nice)

ALFRED GOMIS

@footsenegal_com

Player rating: 7.38
Team score: Dijon 0–0 Nimes
Individual highlights: 3 total saves

ENOCK KWATENG

@girondins

Player rating: 8.47
Team score: Bordeaux 2–0 Metz
Individual highlights: 7 tackles, 6 clearances

"

Paulo Sousa talks to us a lot, he's very demanding.

This is also what drove me to come to Bordeaux. I want to improve.”

– Enock Kwateng on his Bordeaux impressions

LAURENT KOSCIELNY

@koscielny_official6

Player rating: 7.89
Team score: Bordeaux 2–0 Metz
Individual highlights: 11 clearances, 1 interception

"

Laurent Koscielny has so much experience and quality.

He’s so technically sound, and when that first pass from the back is good, the attack is more likely to succeed.”

– Otavio Santos on Laurent Koscielny’s immediate impact

NAYEF AGUERD

@nayefaguerd

Player rating: 8.05
Team score: Dijon 0–0 Nimes
Individual highlights: 14 aerials won, 103 touches

PABLO CASTRO

@girondins

Player rating: 8.31
Team score: Bordeaux 2–0 Metz
Individual highlights: 10 aerials won, 8 clearances

"

Pablo Castro is one of the best defenders in Ligue 1.

He understands my requests, he’s a hard worker and concentrates strongly, he’s aggressive in the best sense of the word.”

– Paulo Sousa on Pablo Castro

ROMAIN HAMOUMA

@r.hamouma21

Player rating: 8.33
Team score: Saint-Etienne 2–2 Toulouse
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 3 shots

BENJAMIN ANDRE

@losclive

Player rating: 8.57
Team score: Lille 2–1 Angers
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 10 tackles

FLORENT MOLLET

@mhscofficiel

Player rating: 8.18
Team score: Montpellier 2–1 Nice
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 key passes

MAX GRADEL

@toulouse.football.club

Player rating: 8.34
Team score: Saint-Etienne 2–2 Toulouse
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 dribbles

DARIO BENEDETTO

@olympiquedemarseille

Player rating: 9.03
Team score: Monaco 3–4 Marseille
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 5 shots

ANDY DELORT

@dzair__football

Player rating: 8.51
Team score: Montpellier 2–1 Nice
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

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