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Koscielny looks for French help

SoccerNews in English Premier League 7 Sep 2010

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(GSM) – Arsenal’s summer signing Laurent Koscielny is keen on quickly adapting to life in English football with the help of his French team-mates.

The French defender, who joined the Gunners in the summer from Ligue 1 outfit Lorient, was thrown straight into action by boss Arsene Wenger when the Gunners traveled to play Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League.

However, the 24-year-old’s debut at Anfield ended badly after he was sent off for two cautions that resulted in picking up two yellow cards.

But with fellow countrymen Abou Diaby, Bacary Sagna and Samir Nasri in the ranks, Koscielny says the transition has been made easier.

He admits football in the top flight is a step up from the previous campaign, but he is confident he can soon meet the demands of the division.

“Of course, there are many Frenchman around the club and it’s been a great help having them around me when it comes to settling in,” said Koscielny.

“Everything is going well. It’s true that the Premier League is hard physically and is more intense than the French league.

“So, in that respect, I’ve had a big jump in standard. But, I will keep working hard in training and I think soon I’ll get used to everything.”

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