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Re: If La Liga is a SUNNY SPL, what is the Premier League?
How would you define a better defender? Vermaelen has been living off on the basis of his reputation and Koscielny has one stellar game and three awful games where he makes schoolboy errors. Plus, none of them seem to function properly without a partnership with Mertesacker.
On paper, yes, Vermaelen and Koscielny are supposed to be better than Mertesacker, if that's what you mean. But in actuality, Vermaelen and Koscielny together is a recipe for disaster. If we're going by reputation, Koscielny and Vermaelen have better reputations but that's because people who don't watch Arsenal week-in and week-out just base them on the back of the "media generated" image.
Vermaelen and Koscielny are skilled better than Per, but they never bother to show it.