Laurent Koscielny believes Arsenal have made a good start to the season by securing Champions League football and maintaining their unbeaten run in the Premier League.
The Gunners haven’t lost in 12 games across all competitoins; a run that stretches back to early April and includes two trophy winning performances at Wembley to secure the FA Cup and Community Shield.
Speaking to Arsenal Player the French international spoke of his eagerness to continue the run of form with the games coming thick and fast right through until the New Year.
“We won the FA Cup last season and I think that was very important for the players, the club and the fans.
“We are under no pressure this season about winning a trophy. Now we just want to win more because now we’ve started to taste [what winning a trophy is like], and we want to have more.
“During August, the most important thing was to qualify for the Champions League. We did well [to achieve] this. The start of the season has been good, because we won the first game and got a good draw at Everton.
“You have a lot of games every three days with the Champions League and Premier League, and you have the Capital One Cup too. September to February is a marathon and we need to be fit and ready mentally.
“It’s very important to be ready for the fight and we just want to be happy, to give ourselves for the team and to win the game.”
In other news Mikel Arteta returned to first team training today although it’s thought the Spaniard will not be risked when Arsenal travel to Leicester City tomorrow. The boss said on Friday that his captain had not yet recovered from the ankle problem he picked up in Istanbul ten days ago, although it’s positive that he appears to be on the mend. Arseblog News had feared the worst.
Abou Diaby, who played 45 minutes for the under-21s this week, also took part in the session. We’ve no reason to believe he got injured.