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The 26-year-old plans to 'give everything' at the Emirates this season as he looks to secure a spot in Laurent Blanc's squad for Poland and 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 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," the 26-year-old told the club’s official website.

Koscielny was awarded his first cap for the French national side last month in a friendly against the USA and the center back was delighted with the accolade and his performance.

"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," he said.

"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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