It looks as if Laurent Koscielny could be about to sign a new contract with Arsenal.
According to L’Equipe, the centreback is set to sign a contract extension with Arsenal. It’ll take him up to 2020 and make him one of the top three highest earners at the club behind Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
The France international is currently 31 so by the time this reported contract is up, he’ll be 35.
It will also mean he’s been at Arsenal for an entire decade.
With this in mind, could this new contract propel Kos to ‘legend’ status?
The word legend is thrown around a lot, especially at Arsenal. I think it’s partly down to fans wanting to feel an allegiance to particular players having had so many come and go. We want a talisman, like a modern day Tony Adams that will never leave. We seem to have abandonment issues, us Gooners.
However, I’d say Kos has every chance of becoming an Arsenal legend. His cool, commanding presence and professional character are all things that sum up how we feel about our club.
He’s not only brilliant at his job on the pitch and the most logical candidate for the captain’s armband right now but by the time he’s 35, could be even better.
A decade at one club isn’t something that should be taken lightly.
Could this new contract, essentially the last big contract of the France international’s career, make him an Arsenal legend? I think so.