Coquelin - We must build on this victory

Francis Coquelin
Francis Coquelin

Francis Coquelin says Arsenal must use Sunday’s impressive victory over Manchester City as a launchpad for the rest of the season.

Arsene Wenger’s side produced a highly-convincing performance to win at the home of the champions, with Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scoring either side of the break.

That was Arsenal’s third straight success and Coquelin feels the team must follow it up against Brighton and Hove Albion when the teams meet in the FA Cup next weekend.

“We defended really well as a unit and that was key to the win,” Coquelin said. “We scored at key moments in the game as well and that’s why we were delighted with the win.

“I try to do the best I can and I’m very happy that we won. It’s a tough game to win but we did that and now we need to move onto the next one because there is no point winning here and then losing at home in the next game. Hopefully we can win the next game as well.

“It’s a big lift for the squad. We were waiting for this win and now we can move onto the next game and hopefully do well until the end of the season.”

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