Koscielny: French regard Arsenal as their team

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny says the club is revered in France.
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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny says the club is revered in France.

The Gunners won at Champions League opponents Montpellier last night.

“For the French, Arsenal is a French team!” he told arsenal.com. “A lot of French players come here and we have a lot of examples like Titi [Henry], Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit.

“The people like to see Arsenal because we have some French players and we play football so other people like to see our game. We haven’t won a trophy [recently] but for 15 years we qualify in the Champions League. There are just two clubs who can also say that - Manchester United and Real Madrid.”

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