Koscielny focused on keeping run going

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Laurent Koscielny says that two hard-fought wins in our last two Premier League games have helped restore some confidence to an Arsenal side that was low on it after the defeat to Man City earlier this month.

It left the Gunners languishing outside the top four, but a North London derby victory and a last-gasp winner at Burnley has changed that, with a chance to extend the points gap over Sp*rs with a win against Huddersfield tonight.

Speaking ahead of that game, the French international told Sky Sports, “The game at Burnley was important because they were around us in the table, they’ve just conceded two goals at home. It’s always a difficult game at Turf Moor.

“You always have more confidence when you have some wins and I think the last two games were important for us and have given us more confidence.

“We won the north London derby which is important for the club and the fans and the result against Burnley was good for us last weekend.

“Now we must focus on the Huddersfield game, we cannot look any further ahead, and we need to keep working hard and prepare for another difficult opponent.

“The mentality is important.”

Koscielny could be a possible doubt for tonight as Arsene Wenger has to decide if his Achilles issues allow him to play three games in a week, especially with Man Utd to come at the weekend.

The manager does have Per Mertesacker, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers to choose from, so he’s not short of options if that is the case.

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