Three Arsenal players have been selected by UEFA for their Europa League Team of the Week despite their poor showing in Moscow on Thursday night.

While it is perhaps no surprise to see the likes of Mohamed Elneny, who assisted both goals, and Danny Welbeck, who scored the Arsenal’s opener to get them back into the leg and settle their nerves in the tie, included, spotting an Arsenal defender in the Team of the Week is a bit of a surprise.

Yet, there Laurent Koscielny is.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 12: Kirill Nababkin of PFC CSKA Moskva vies for the ball with Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal FC during the UEFA Europa League quarter final leg two match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Arsenal FC at CSKA Arena stadium on April 12, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

The Frenchman was Arsenal’s highest-rated defender in the game, racking up a 7.88 on whoscored.com compared to Shkodran Mustafi’s 7.03 which seems a little high if you ask me.

The German did not enjoy a good night, once again.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 12: Fedor Chalov of PFC CSKA Moskva vies for the ball with Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal FC during the UEFA Europa League quarter final leg two match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Arsenal FC at CSKA Arena stadium on April 12, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Welbeck was rated at 8.38 while Elneny, who grabbed an Ozilesque assist with his slide-rule pass to Welbeck, got 8.54, making him the highest-rated player from both sides.

Arsenal's British striker Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match between CSKA Moscow and Arsenal at VEB Arena stadium in Moscow on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV
AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV

The eleven selected by UEFA

Sakai (Marseille), Koscielny (Arsenal), Nababkin (CSKA Moscow), Payet (Marseille), Elneny (Arsenal), Haidara (Salzburg), Thauvin (Marseille) and Welbeck (Arsenal).

Last week, after the first leg, Aaron Ramsey was voted as Player of the Round with 70% of the vote on UEFA.com.