‘When we play like that, we’re a danger’

Laurent Koscielny was a happy man after Wednesday’s comprehensive win against Basel, but he says the team must “keep their feet on the floor”.

We've been in fine form, winning six of our past seven games in all competitions. Nevertheless, the stand-in captain has warned against getting carried away.

“When we have good movement, with the quality and speed of our passing and when it is on a high level, we can be a danger in every situation,” Koscielny told Arsenal Player.

“We have been better for the past two or three weeks and we need to keep this and not to think that because we played well [previously], the results will come.

“We need to fight on the pitch and defend together, to be better in the transition from offence to defence and from defence to attack. It is very important to keep our feet on the floor, to work and then the results will come.”

Koscielny is pleased with his flourishing partnership with Shkodran Mustafi, but says the whole team deserves credit for the defensive shut-out.

“We kept another clean sheet, so it is very good,” he said. “[Mustafi and I] need time to know each other well and it is very important to communicate well.

“We did a good job because the whole team defended well and when we play like this, with all the players helping their team-mates, it is easier for us at the back.”

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