The leadership skills of Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny are not enough to help his side win big honours according to Sky Sports pundits Paul Merson and Charlie Nicholas.

Arsene Wenger’s men have given themselves a huge mountain to climb in the Champions League round of 16 after losing 5-1 away to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the tie.

Arsenal appeared to be giving the German side a run for their money as a goal from Alexis Sanchez leveled the score at 1-1 heading into the half-time break.

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However, a dramatic collapse from the Gunners in the second half, right after Koscielny was replaced by Gabriel due to an injury, saw Bayern take over.

And even though the French defender’s absence seemed to affect Arsenal, the likes of Merson and Nicholas have not been impressed by his leadership.

“They all looked lost, it’s not like he’s Beckenbauer. He’s not Beckenbaur, he’s a centre-half.” Paul Merson said on Saturday

“I’ve never seen him [Koscielny] have a go at anybody.”

And then Nicholas added: “I’ve never even seen him point a finger at anybody. The only time I’ve seen him point a finger is when he’s like that [pointing] at the dugout, “I’m injured or I’m coming off”.

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