Laurent Koscielny was part of the Arsenal team that were thrashed 8-2 at Old Trafford at the end of August, although the Frenchman enjoyed an altogether more happy experience on Tuesday night as the Gunners succeeded in shutting out Borussia Dortmund for most of their Champions League match.
A spectacular equaliser was required for the German champions to land a point from the group’s opening game, although Koscielny was delighted with the way that the team played and especially with the defensive effort.
Koscielny told the club’s official website: “It was a hard game, Dortmund played very well. We defended well, but to concede a goal two minutes before the end was difficult for us.
“We didn’t lose, which was good. We have a game at home, and it is important to win that.
“I think we defended very well – all the team defends together.
“It’s very important to have Alex [Song] near the centre-backs, because he stops the opportunities coming to the other team. It’s good for us.
“We are in a good place now and we want to go and win at Blackburn.”