By Rob Kelly

Laurent Koscielny believes the fact Arsenal still have to play their top-four rivals at home this season could prove crucial.

The Gunners moved into fourth spot on Saturday following their 1-0 win against QPR, and the French centre back says their form at the Emirates could decide their fate this term.

"It was very important to win [against QPR], because we drew against Wolves and we wanted to win this game and we did," Koscielny told Arsenal Player.

"It is good for us that we are fourth, so we need to stay in fourth spot and maybe even get to third. We work every day to get stronger.

"We know we [still have to] play at home against Chelsea, Manchester Utd, Manchester City and Tottenham, so we have the cards in our hands. We can go higher in the table [if we win at home]."

See the full interview with Laurent on Arsenal Player.

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