Laurent Koscielny: Pressure can help Arsenal achieve success

Laurent Koscielny claims that the pressure surrounding Arsenal as the race for a top-four finish hots up can be beneficial

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Laurent Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010 Photo: The Sport Review

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Laurent Koscielny claims that the pressure surrounding Arsenal as the race for a top-four finish hots up can be beneficial for Arsene Wenger’s men.

The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League table but can move above north London rivals Tottenham if they win their game in hand.

And defender Koscielny believes that the expectations of success at the club can be used to Arsenal’s advantage as the season reaches its climax.

“I think it is good to have a little pressure,” Koscielny told Arsenal Player.

“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 is difficult but if everybody is ready to fight together and be focused then you can be successful.”

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