Laurent Koscielny has revealed where he wants to finish his footballing career.
The defender spoke to L’Equipe recently and revealed that he wants to finish his career in England, presumably at Arsenal since he also said how much he loves London, or the club the Gunners bought him from, Lorient.
As a former Marseille fan, the centreback was quick to quash any rumours that he could some day play for PSG – their rivals.
“Oh no, I will never live in Paris,” Kos said [via GFFN].
“Nor will I play there! I will finish my career in England or at my old club, at Lorient. I do not see myself in Paris. In terms of the PSG-OM rivalry, because I was a Marseille fan as a kid, but also because I would prefer to live in London than Paris.
“I love London. I remember that when I arrived I was 24. I had never lived in a big town, it was a big step into the unknown and a radical change. But, today, I feel good. My family is happy. People are calmer than in Paris, there is respect. I have everything to be able to enjoy myself as a footballer and I do not know if I would find that anywhere else.”
Koscielny seems very comfortable at Arsenal. He’s playing week in, week out and at the peak of his career. At the age of 31, he’s only got one or two big contracts left in him so it’s not unimaginable to think he will see out his career in north London, especially considering he’s now been made captain while Per Mertesacker is out with a severe knee injury.
With Per being seemingly nudged towards the exit, is Kos the captain we’ve been waiting for?