Laurent Koscielny has admitted that returning to France, as reports claim he could do this summer, would be a huge life choice.

  • Signed for Arsenal from Lorient in 2010
  • Kos signed new Arsenal deal in January
  • Centre-back has made 290 appearances for Gunners
  • Admits returning to France could be a ‘challenge’

Koscielny has been linked with a return to France recently, with Marseille said to be interested, and despite signing a contract extension with Arsenal at the beginning of 2017, the centre-back doesn’t seem completely opposed to a move.

However, while he appears diplomatically open-minded over a return to his homeland, he acknowledges that after seven years with Arsenal, a move to Ligue 1 would be a huge life choice that could affect the rest of his career.

“I have often heard of it (interest from Marseille),” Kos told SFR Sport.

“There is nothing concrete. I told my representatives not to talk about it, because I am focused on ending the championship with Arsenal.”

He added, “Returning to France can be a challenge, but there are many questions, because it’s never easy to come back to France after seven years in a club like Arsenal.

“It is an important life choice for the rest of my career.”

The 31-year-old isn’t just an Arsenal player; he’s a leader and one of the Gunners’ most consistent stars.

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If he leaves, fans won’t be happy.

Kos’ current contract Arsenal contract takes him up until 2020.