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Koscielny welcomes pressure

Laurent Koscielny believes a degree of pressure is good for any club and is confident Arsenal can thrive under theirs.

Last Updated: 11/04/13 at 12:31 Post Comment

Laurent Koscielny: Believes pressure brings out the best in players

Laurent Koscielny: Believes pressure brings out the best in players

The Gunners are set to end an eighth straight campaign empty-handed, with silverware having passed them by for another year.

They are, however, focused on a bid to secure a top-four finish and the construction of a platform on which to build next term.

Koscielny believes success will come and claims to have no complaints at working under the mounting weight of expectation at Emirates Stadium.

The French defender told Arsenal Player: "I think it is good to have a little pressure.

"Not a lot because then you can't play, you are afraid and you do nothing on the pitch. A little pressure is good to make sure you give your best for the team.

"We haven't won a trophy for a long time, and I think it's important to have this pressure for yourself, for the club, to give your best on the pitch.

"You need some luck, to have players who are in form as well. It's difficult, but if everybody is ready to fight together and be focused then you can be successful."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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