‘We saw a very good face of Arsenal’

Laurent Koscielny says “we saw a very good face of Arsenal” in Tuesday night’s Champions League victory against Bayern Munich.

The France international was in fine form as the Gunners put in a resolute defensive display to inflict the Bundesliga champions' first defeat this season.

Koscielny was proud of the team’s performance and says that is the benchmark for the rest of the season.

“Defensively we were together like a unit, we defended to help our team-mates and we played on the counter-attack,” he told Arsenal Player. “I think we were good and we had a lot of potential to score.

“Bayern hadn’t lost a game this season so it was very hard and tough for us but sometimes you need to play differently and everybody in front [of the defence] did their job well - it was very good and we need to keep this for the season.

“You can see the team were very focused in their defensive job and it is very important to keep this for the rest of the season because for the first two games of the Champions League we did not play very well.

“But here we saw a very good face of Arsenal and we need to keep this for the other games because I like I said before sometimes it is more difficult but you need to be stronger when you defend.”

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