Arsenal generally have at least two players for each position on the field, and Laurent Koscielny believes that over the season, there must be times when every single player gets a chance to gel with each other in competitive games, so he is a great believer in Wenger’s rotation policy.
“We know each other’s qualities and we know the philosophy of the team,” the French defender said on the official Arsenal website. “A season is long. We saw it last year with a few injuries.
“So we appreciate having everybody ready to come in. We benefit from the coach’s rotation.
“Everybody brings his contribution. It’s important to have that.”
Koscielny also things that this year the squad could be ready to do “great things” if they can keep this collectiveness all the way to the end of the campaign. “I don’t know if this is the best Arsenal team I have ever played for but collectively you can tell that we are capable to do great things together.” he continued. “We need to keep that team spirit and this desire and motivation.
“We like having the ball but there are times in games where we are on the back foot and that’s when we need to make the efforts for the team and for our team-mates. We did it against Bayern and [against Everton] in the second half.
“Let’s keep it this way until the end of the season.”
We are all looking forward to getting our just rewards at the end of the year, but I’m just thinking about all the great football we’ll be watching in the next 7 months. Pure poetry!