By FOX SPORTS Staff
The Gunners currently find themselves in the midst of a fierce battle with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
At present, Arsene Wenger's men lie fifth in the table on 56 points, two points behind Spurs (fourth) and Chelsea (third) but with a game in hand over the former.
With only seven more games to go before the season ends, the pressure on Arsenal to secure a top-four finish has intensified, but Koscielny insists the increased weight of expectations heaped upon them will only serve to help, rather than hinder, the Gunners' performances.
"I think it is good to have a little pressure," Koscielny told Arsenal Player.
"Not a lot because then you can't play, you are afraid and you do nothing on the pitch.
"A little pressure is good to make sure you give your best for the team.
"We haven't won a trophy for a long time, and I think it's important to have this pressure for yourself, for the club, to give your best on the pitch.
"You need some luck, to have players who are in form as well.
"It is difficult but if everybody is ready to fight together and be focused then you can be successful."
Arsenal will leapfrog both Chelsea and Spurs if they beat Norwich this weekend.