Laurent Koscielny says his impressive form this season proves he has adapted to life in the Premier League.

The French defender has the best tackle success rate in the top flight this term - 93 per cent - and has earned a string of plaudits for his displays at the heart of the Arsenal backline.

Koscielny admits that adjusting to English football can be difficult but he is pleased with how he has performed over the course of the season so far.

“I think I’ve learned at the very top,” he told the Official Arsenal Programme.

“This is the most difficult championship for a defender - there are a lot of strikers with different styles so it took me a year to learn and now I think I’m better.

“I know my team-mates, my club and the opposition sides, and feel stronger than before.”

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