Laurent Koscielny hoping for decisive home run

Defender Laurent Koscielny believes Arsenal’s remaining home fixtures will be decisive to their Premier League title hopes.

The Gunners have won all but three of their Emirates Stadium games this season — the opening-day defeat to West Ham, their 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the north London derby and the 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

Koscielny says the team will need to maintain that run and pick up points in their remaining seven away games of the campaign if they are to achieve their aims.

“If you want to win the Premier League, you need to win all your home games,” he told the club’s in house tv channel. “Our seven away games will be very difficult because we play against Man City, Man United, Tottenham, West Ham, Everton, so we need to do the job well at home so we have the points.”

The Gunners latest recruit, Mohamed Elneny, believes playing in the Premier League will be a “massive shift” but he is determined to prove he is ready.

“I expect it to be a massive shift in my career and a big starting point,” the 23-year-old Egyptian said.

“I would like to achieve a lot and prove to myself and everyone that I am capable of playing in the Premier League and any league around the world. Hopefully I can develop my skills more and more.

“I am very keen to accept this responsibility.

“I am very aware of this and I am well prepared for this task.”


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