Arsenal have three home games in the Premier League left to play, as well as a second visit to Old Trafford to face Man United. The first of those, of course, was in the FA cup quarter final which helped us banish the big game blues and set us on course for the final game against Aston Villa at Wembley.
No doubt that will be a noisy day at the national stadium, even more so if the Gunners can lift the trophy again and make ourselves the out and out most successful club in the competition’s history. But even if things are going against Arsenal, as they were for much of last year’s final against Hull City, Laurent Koscielny expects to get plenty of backing from the fans.
The French international also believes that we could be a crucial factor in that away clash with United, as he spoke about the brilliant support from the fans. There were more than 9000 of us in the Old Trafford stands for that cup game and KOscie4lny has spoken about the positive effect these things have on him and his team mates.
The central defender told Arsenal Player, “During the season you can’t play well every time, every game over 90 minutes.
“Sometimes you are tired or your opponent is better than you, so I know that it’s very important [for the fans] to be behind us because they can help the team.
“When you have fans who sing in the 20 minutes that you know you are in difficult situations, it’s good to hear and it helps you to give more.
“It helps you do the defensive things to help your team-mates. It’s important – the fans are a big part [of success] for us and the final result.”
A good chance of improving our league position to second place and lifting another trophy this season, while suggesting that there could be more in store for Arsenal in the coming years, has given the Arsenal fans plenty of reasons to be cheer. And as Koscielny said, it helps the team, so sing up Gooners!