Finally others are starting to see the light.

For a few seasons now, Arsenal fans have claimed that Laurent Koscielny is the best centre back in the Premier League, and for the majority of the time, we’ve been laughed at.

Now, Rio Ferdinand has publicly stated that, on his day, Kos is indeed the best.

Comparing him to ‘inconsistent’ Kompany, the former Man United defender said he reckons Kos is the real deal and sang his praises after our 3-0 win against Olympiacos in the Champions League.

Watch Rio’s comments below.