Laurent Koscielny spoke after the 2-0 win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and encouraged the team to continue to play against others to the same standard.
The centre-back was impressed with not just our defensive display against the Bundesliga team but our overall structure. The whole team played for each other and there were no weak links – a rarity these days.
“Defensively we were together like a unit, we defended to help our team-mates and we played on the counter-attack,” Kos said.
“You can see the team were very focused in their defensive job and it is very important to keep this for the rest of the season because for the first two games of the Champions League we did not play very well.
“But here we saw a very good face of Arsenal and we need to keep this for the other games because I like I said before sometimes it is more difficult but you need to be stronger when you defend.”
Due to the solidity of the team as a unit, it meant that when we did have the opportunity to attack and score, we did.
After going a goal up thanks to substitute Giroud, we remained calm and collected and kept our shape. This meant that despite several chances from the visiting team, we didn’t concede and then, in the dying seconds, Ozil put us 2-0 up.
Kos is absolutely right that we need to continue this style of play, particularly against the larger teams who are going to dominate possession against us.