Has the penny dropped? Laurent Koscielny says that Arsenal’s only chance of winning the Premier League is to get “stuck in” and stop thinking that playing pretty football is enough.
The Gunners are 11 points behind leaders Leicester with eight games left to play and Koscielny says: “Now we’ve got eight finals left, we have no room for error any more, we’ve used up all of our joker cards.
“We will have to get stuck in, not just think that playing football – and good football – will be enough to win matches.
“We will have to be winners and to win games. That’s the most important thing now, to pick up points.”
Koscielny also answered questions about Arsene Wenger’s future after recent banners calling for him to leave the club.
“With regards to Arsene, I think he has seen other banners since he’s been at the club. The coach is very serene.
“He knows what he’s done for the club. But I can understand the frustration of the fans, the club hasn’t won the title for a long time. But we’re doing our best every season to lift this trophy.
“There are ups and downs in the season with injuries and lack of form, but I think the coach is still the right man to help us win the league, even if we only have a very small chance.”