Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette spoke to BT Sports after today’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates.
The Arsenal goal scorers discussed the importance of the win, the fight for the top four and more. Here’s what they had to say – you can watch the goals and read the match report here.
A superb win, everyone must be delighted.
Kos: Today we needed to win. We did a mistake last week, so today was a 6 point game. if we lost we would be at 9 points, if we win just 3. We’re still in the race for the top four. The commitment today was amazing from all the boys.
We talk a lot but today on the pitch we showed the way we want to be together. It’s good to play like this, because in football it’s not easy to win but when everyone fights for each other it’s better.
Arsenal were hungrier, more determined.
Laca: Yeah, it’s what the coach asked us in the dressing room. From in front to the back with Lolo. We fight all the game, so it’s good.
It was not easy for us but it was a good ball by Hector, and after I scored I’m happy because it’s good for the team.
Kos goal – a perfect shoulder …
Kos: Yes, I practised that in the gym! No, we know in modern football set-pieces are important. It’s more detailed. Today I’m happy to score, it was important for the team.
Questions have been asked about the defence but a clean sheet is precious
Kos: When we talk about clean sheet it’s not just about the defenders. Everyone worked together, the strikers worked well and helped the test of the team. It makes it easier at the back to win the challenges and win the ball back. It’s good for our health, I hope we can keep this for the rest of the season.
Laca: It’s 3 points to Chelsea, we’ll fight until the end.
It’s been a long road back from injury
Kos: It’s always difficult for a player, you always want be on the pitch. I worked hard to be back here, and it’s paid off.