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Arsenal defender Koscielny: Every game I play to prove Wenger...

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny admits manager Arsene Wenger gambled with his signing.

Koscielny joined the Gunners from Lorient in the summer of 2010, but did not benefit from a high-profile in England.

"He gave me a chance to play for a big club like Arsenal," said Koscielny.

"He took the risk to buy me from a small club like Lorient, he shaped me, and helped me grow as a player and as a man.

"I think he won his bet."

The Frenchman added: "Every weekend I try to prove that he was right to trust me for this club. I try to do my best on the pitch.

"I'm not the only example - there have been plenty during these 20 years at arsenal. That's the work he's done over all these years."

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