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Gunners' defender plans to 'give everything' at the Emirates this season as he looks to guarantee a spot in Laurent Blanc's squad for Poland & Ukraine

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is hoping a strong showing for the Gunners this season will propel him into France’s Euro 2012 squad.

Koscielny has enjoyed a recent run of good form this campaign, after initially struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League following his move from Lorient last year.

The 26-year-old told the club’s official website: "The season is so long so if I do the job well with my club, defend well and are strong I will go to the national team. I have to give everything on the pitch to go with France next year."

Koscielny was awarded his first cap for the French national side last month in a friendly against the USA, having featured in the squad throughout the past year, and the centre-back was delighted with the accolade and his performance.

He added: "I am very happy. I waited for this for a little while and now I have it. I am happy because it is a big achievement for me. I have worked a lot with my club and with the national team, so now I want to continue to play with France.

"It was my first cap so I was a little stressed. For the game I played alright with my partner Adil Rami. We talked a lot and we defended very well. We kept a clean sheet and for a defender that's the first thing you want."

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