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Laurent Koscielny hails “important” three points

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Arsenal fullback Laurent Koscielny has admitted that it was “important” for his side to pick up all three points from this evening’s Premier League clash with Middlesbrough.

“It was important to have the three points, we were in a bad situation. We had to come back with quality, it was not perfect but we tried and it’s good to come back with the win,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s good for confidence, which will come back slowly. We are intelligent, we have experience to play a different system.”

Note that despite the win, the Gunners remain seven points adrift of the Champions League places with only seven games of the season remaining.