Laurent Koscielny jokes there is no place in the Guinness Book of Records for conceding penalties

Frenchman has given away seven pens in the league since joining Arsenal

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Laurent Koscielny has made light of his unwanted record of giving away penalties, saying: "I don't think the Guinness Book of World Records counts the record for penalties conceded."

The Frenchman fouled Eden Hazard to concede the penalty for Chelsea's first goal in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat on Sunday. It was the seventh Premier League penalty he has given away since he joined the Gunners in 2010, more than any other player.

Unfortunately for Arsenal, behind Koscielny on that list is their goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Koscielny, however, is not letting the statistic get him down too much.

"It is true that I have conceded many penalties [seven since arriving in the Premier League]. I do not know if the Guinness Book of Records has that kind of record," Koscielny said.

"I have played about 200 games, and conceded eight penalties for Arsenal and the French team. If I could concede penalty kicks when the score is 4-0, it would be better for sure, but we don't choose.

 

"This weekend, there was a penalty. The situation must be judged early on. When Eden comes very quickly, he either scores or I clear the ball. It was toss of a coin."

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