Koscielny - We benefit from rotation

Laurent Koscielny scores against Everton

Laurent Koscielny believes the Arsenal squad is benefiting from squad rotation.

The Gunners have been in fine form and secured their third win in the space of a week when beating Everton on Saturday.

Arsène Wenger is expected to make changes to his team for Tuesday’s Capital One Cup fourth-round fixture at Sheffield Wednesday. Koscielny feels that won’t interrupt Arsenal’s cohesion at Hillsborough, because the whole squad “know the philosophy of the team”.

"We need to keep that team spirit and this desire and motivation"

“We know each other's qualities and we know the philosophy of the team,” he said. “A season is long. We saw it last year with a few injuries.

“So we appreciate having everybody ready to come in. We benefit from the coach's rotation.

“Everybody brings his contribution. It's important to have that.

“I don't know if this is the best Arsenal team I have ever played for but collectively you can tell that we are capable to do great things together.

“We need to keep that team spirit and this desire and motivation.

“We like having the ball but there are times in games where we are on the back foot and that's when we need to make the efforts for the team and for our team-mates. We did it against Bayern and [against Everton] in the second half.

“Let's keep it this way until the end of the season.”


Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny


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