Laurent Koscielny confident of qualification

Koscielny confident of qualification
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Laurent Koscielny believes that victory over Montpellier will be vital to Arsenal's hopes of qualifying from a difficult Champions League group.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has insisted that he is confident the Gunners will qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.

Arsene Wenger's side let a two-goal lead slip against Schalke on Tuesday night and were forced to hold on for a valuable point in the closing stages.

Koscielny believes that the draw is a positive result that has allowed Arsenal to stay on track for a place in the last 16.

He told the club's official website: "We are away so it's a good point against a difficult team. When we went 2-0 [up], I thought we could keep this result. We tried to come back but Schalke are a very good side.

"Now we have two games with the next one at home against Montpellier. I think it's very important to win that one.

"It's a very difficult group but we have the cards in our hands to qualify for the [next stages of the] Champions League."

Arsenal currently sit in second place in Group B, one point ahead of Greek champions Olympiakos.

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