Laurent Koscielny is set to be one of the stars of Arsenal's 2013-14 campaign.
In the second half of last season, he emerged as a consistent force at the heart of an Arsenal defence. This performance demonstrated his determination to continue that form.
Even though this was only a friendly, Koscielny was aggressive and assertive throughout. His desire was most plain when he rose highest to nod home Arsenal's late equaliser.
Koscielny always had the technique. Now he has the attitude to match.
James McNicholas is Bleacher Report's lead Arsenal correspondent and will be following the club from a London base throughout the 2013-14 season. Follow him on Twitter here.