Koscielny: How I changed my game this season

Date published: Wednesday 10th February 2016 3:29

Laurent Koscielny says he is in the form of his Arsenal career after changing his attitude and his tactics.

The Frenchman has missed just three Premier League games this season and has avoided picking up any red cards; the Gunners have conceded just 22 goals in 25 matches.

Koscielny admits that his tendency to over-commit was a weakness in his game.

“I think I’m having my best season at Arsenal and I hope there’s more to come,” Koscielny told France Football.

“I’ve found fulfilment at 30 years old. I feel more serene on the pitch, I manage the game better. I’ve gone a step further compared to my first five years in England. I’ve grown continuously to get where I am today.

“I always try to take positives from my mistakes. I’ve stopped being so reflective. I’ve also changed my game. I used to put the emphasis on anticipation, trying to dispossess attackers by stealing opposition passes. It put me in dangerous situations.”

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