Despite Chelsea's nine-point gap at the top of the Premier League table, Laurent Koscielny still has his eyes set on winning the title. Olivier Giroud scored a late header to seal a vital win over West Brom on Boxing Day, as Arsenal bounced back to winning ways after defeats to Everton and Manchester City.
Read More: Why the Number 10 Role is No More at Old Trafford. However, following the win over the Baggies, Koscielny told the club's website: "The confidence will come back when you win and the most important thing now is to continue to win games in a row so that hopefully we can get into the first position. "We lost the first game of the season and we came back with a good run and a lot of wins. We lost two games in a week last week and it was very important to come back with a win.
Read More: Guardiola hails Yaya Toure. "We kept our calm and we know you can always find a solution at the beginning or end of games against teams like West Brom. [This time] it was a late goal." Koscielny also praised Giroud's all-round display in Monday.
"Olivier stayed focused with the team. We are not 11 or 18 players, there are 25 players [in the squad]," the Frenchman added. "All of the players who play for Arsenal have a big part to play during the season because of injuries and suspensions, and everyone needs to be ready to fight for this club. "Olivier started and he tried to give his best on the pitch. He fought and it's good for him to score the winning goal."
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