Tag: Laurent Koscielny

31-year-old uninterested in Marseille rumours as he nears a decade at...

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has revealed his desire to remain at the Emirates Stadium and has no interest in the rumours from Marseille or the Chinese Super League this summer.

Arsenal boost: Key man gives positive injury update ahead of Chelsea...

Laurent Koscielny has given a positive injury update ahead of Arsenal's pre-season clash against Chelsea at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Bejing.

Wenger confirms fans' worst fears about key Arsenal man

Arsene Wenger has revealed that, worryingly, Laurent Koscielny continues to suffer with back troubles.

Early team news: Wenger confirms Ospina will start against Chelsea

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that David Ospina will be the goalkeeper to start against Chelsea on Saturday.

Arsenal’s pre-season duties get weirder as squad lands in China

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Arsenal have landed in China and wasted no time getting stuck in to a bunch of weird pre-season duties.

Pictures: Arsenal unveil their new PUMA third kit

Arsenal unveiled their new black-and-pink third kit in Sydney this morning.

Retirement and injury trouble leading Arsenal to consider £70m deal

Arsenal could turn to Southampton's Virgil van Dijk as a replacement for the retiring Per Mertesacker.

Photo Gallery: See Arsene Wenger’s first press conference in Sydney

Arsene Wenger, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech greeted the press in their first press conference of the tour.

Chinese transfer window closing is good news for Arsenal fans

The Chinese Super League sees its transfer window close on Friday, and new tax regulations seem to have successfully limited the league's foreign spending.

Arsenal facing defensive crisis ahead of the new season

Arsenal are already facing a defensive crisis and the new season's not even kicked off yet.

How Laurent Koscielny went from zero to hero at Arsenal

In the past, Arsenal have occasionally been blessed with very good centre backs.

Martin Keown picks Arsenal star he loves watching the most

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has stated his belief that Laurent Koscielny is in the same class as former defenders Tony Adams and Sol Campbell.

Lacazette delighted to meet his new Arsenal teammates

New signing Alexandre Lacazette was in cheerful mood as he met his new team mates yesterday.

European giants in bid for Arsenal man this summer

Laurent Koscielny is wanted by Manchester City, Marseille and a team from China this summer.

Milan targeting Arsenal star to bolster their defence this summer

Laurent Koscielny
AC Milan have reportedly made signing Laurent Koscielny a priority this summer.

Manchester United defender reportedly a target for Tottenham as well as...

Chris Smalling
Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race to join Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, after losing out on Harry Maguire who signed for Leicester City this summer.

Does Calum Chambers have an Arsenal future?

Last season, Calum Chambers would have been excused for believing his Arsenal career was shot.

Which Arsenal star made the list of potential targets for Chinese...

After Laurent Koscielny was recently reported to have sparked the interest of an unnamed Chinese Super League club, the centre-back has been listed as one of the mega-rich league's targets this summer.

What positions are Arsenal actually looking to reinforce this summer?

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After missing out on Champions League qualification, Arsenal have a very important transfer window ahead. We've already been linked with several players, but which areas of the team should be reinforced this summer?

Arsenal have collected more red cards than any other Premier League...

Arsenal have collected the most red cards on opening day weekend than any other Premier League side.

Arsenal star claims this hot prospect will be a first-team player...

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny has made clear his desire to see Jeff Reine-Adelaide establish himself as a first-team player next season.

How Chelsea’s defensive revolution helped Arsenal find their way

This season, a new formation and tactical system swept the Premier League, and to some extent world football.

Chinese club looking to unsettle Arsenal star with big contract

Reports from France claim an unnamed Chinese club have offered Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny a huge contract to move this summer.

Sead Kolasinac's Arsenal shirt number

Kolasinac has yet to be assigned a number at Arsenal. What options are available for him?

Xhaka and Giroud score screamers, Alexis' decisive assist and more

Four first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, while some Ladies also featured during international friendlies.

29 players rated but who topped Arsenal's Player Power Rankings?

With the 2016/17 season having come to a close, it's time to look at which Arsenal players were the most influential over the course of the campaign, as well as those who left a lot to be desired.

Giroud scores hat-trick as France thrash Paraguay [with goals]

Olivier Giroud continued his impressive goal-scoring form for France with a hat-trick during their 5-0 international friendly win over Paraguay on Friday evening.

Arsenal's move for Southampton man could depend on Laurent Kocielny

Arsenal are interested in the Southampton centre back but face competition from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.

10 at the back: Arsenal’s defenders rated

Arsenal's defensive depth was tested to its limits in the latter stages of the 16/17 season but how did the defenders fare individually over the course of the season?

Only Leicester man and Manchester United star played more minutes than...

Alexis Sanchez played an amazing 4,854 minutes of football since last July. Alexis ranks 13th in list of most used played since 1/7/2016 Only...

10 Arsenal players linked with a summer exit

This summer we could see a number of players leave Arsenal. We've had a look to see who could leave and how much truth there is to the rumours linking them away...

Arsenal’s 5 best players of the season

After securing an unlikely victory over Chelsea to win this season's FA Cup trophy, it's time to reflect on an eventful year for Arsenal's first-team squad.

Arsenal goal of the season

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After Aaron Ramsey's winning header in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, I'm finding it difficult not to name that as goal of the season five times.

European big-spenders turn their attentions to Arsenal

Marseille have shortlisted Arsenal's vice-captain Laurent Koscielny as a transfer target to approach, with the Ligue 1 side keen to tempt him back to France in a story that has been rumbling for a month or so now.

Which Arsenal player 'leads by example' according to his teammate?

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was full of praise for teammate Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman came third in the Vitality Player of the Season poll, saying he leads by example on the pitch.

Injury League: Sunderland win, Arsenal finish 5th with at least 4...

Injury League
Despite being relegated from the Premier League, Sunderland's season hasn't been a complete disaster - they've come top of the Injury League!

Arsenal dealt killer blow ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final

Laurent Koscielny has had his appeal against the red card he was given by Michael Oliver against Everton on Sunday rejected.

It will be difficult against Chelsea without him admits Arsenal star

Hector Bellerín has admitted this weekend's FA Cup Final against Chelsea will be made all the more difficult with Laurent Koscielny's suspension after a...

Terrible news for Arsenal defence as Everton blow knocks out two

Arsene Wenger has admitted that losing two centre-backs in one game is a big blow for Arsenal, who face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next Saturday.

Arsenal injury boost ahead of Everton game

Arsenal were given a big boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton with defender Laurent Koscielny returning to training.

Another order of lasagna for Liverpool: Arsenal v Everton preview

Arsenal match preview
It's another must-win game for Arsenal, and the final league fixture of the 2016/17 campaign.

Arsenal leader: We want to keep him

Laurent Koscielny is desperate to convince Alexis Sanchez to stay at the Emirates, saying he has the support of the whole team.

Koscielny: Returning to France is a life choice for the rest...

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

Arsenal star gives worrying update on state of his Achilles

Laurent Koscielny has revealed that he will need 'daily' treatment on his Achilles until the end of his career and he's prepared to miss out against Sunderland if it means that he can play in the last two games.

Arsene Wenger confirms Alexis thigh problem but could still feature against...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger met with the press on Monday morning ahead of Arsenal’s penultimate Premier League game of the season against Sunderland on Tuesday evening.

Stoke v Arsenal: Pride, rivalry and Champions league on the line

After back-to-back victories over Manchester United and Southampton, Arsenal will travel to the Britannia with renewed confidence that an unlikely top-four place can still be secure this season.

Arsenal get double injury boost ahead of Stoke

Arsene Wenger has delivered a double injury boost ahead of Arsenal's trip to Stoke on Saturday.

Cut it out: Koscielny leads the way in Premier League stat

It probably won't surprise you to find out that Laurent Koscielny has made the most Premier League interceptions this season.

Injury League: Arsenal defender doubt & star returns ahead of Southampton

Injury League
Arsenal remain fifth in the Injury League table, with Southampton, who they face in the league on Wednesday night, just below them in sixth.

Good news, bad news for Arsenal ahead of Southampton game

Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game at Southampton on Wednesday night.

Arsenal leader's entourage makes contact with Marseille

Laurent Koscielny is said to be open to a summer move to Marseille with contact between his people and the Ligue 1 club already reported to have been made.

Koscielny: Tottenham have some players who run a lot, Arsenal have...

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny claims that Arsenal and Spurs are pretty similar in terms of quality but in different ways.

Arsenal leader or Tottenham star? Who's really having the better season?

When the PFA Team of the Year was announced, there seemed to be outrage that Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld was not included but who really is having the best season?

Arsenal get massive double injury boost ahead of Tottenham game

Arsene Wenger revealed that Laurent Koscielny is more likely to play against Spurs than not, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should also be fine to feature.

Why three at the back suits Arsenal’s aggressive defenders

Arsenal’s switch to a back three has added some much needed defensive solidity as we enter the final stretch of the season.

Arsenal pre-Tottenham team news: Koscileny news ‘positive’

Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's crunch game at White Hart Lane this weekend.

Massive blow for Arsenal as Koscielny a big doubt for Tottenham

Arsene Wenger gave a concerning update on Laurent Koscielny's knee following Arsenal's 1-0 win over Leicester on Wednesday night.

Koscielny: My thoughts on Arsenal playing a back three

Laurent Koscielny has been spilling the beans on how he feels about Arsenal's new formation and it turns out that he's quite a fan.

This Arsenal star must start: Middlesbrough v Arsenal preview

Calum Chambers
After a forgettable 3-0 away defeat against Crystal Palace last Monday, Arsenal will be looking to atone for their errors in another away fixture - against Steve Agnew's inconsistent Middlesbrough side.

Arsenal hot or not: New signing, share price, Gazidis & more

It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

Double injury boost for Arsenal ahead of Middlesbrough

Arsenal injury
The latest on which Arsenal players will be available for the Gunners' trip to Middlesbrough on Monday 17 April.

French side can attract Arsenal leader says source close to him

According to a recent report in Yahoo! France, someone in Laurent Koscielny's entourage thinks the player could be attracted by Marseille.

Arsenal get injury boost ahead of Crystal Palace but both keepers...

Arsene Wenger revealed the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash away to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Laurent Koscielny return to France not ‘impossible’: L’Equipe

Respected French publication, L’Equipe, believe that a return to France in the summer for Laurent Koscielny is ‘not impossible’ despite the Frenchman signing a new deal with Arsenal recently.

Gary Neville tears Arsenal trio apart: But he’s wrong about two

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Gary Neville didn’t hold back when it came to post-Manchester City analysis, picking out Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcot and Mesut Ozil for special criticism.

Laurent Koscielny injury update: I don’t know how long says Wenger

Laurent Koscielny was taken off at half time of Arsenal’s match against Manchester City, allegedly complaining of pain in his Achilles.

Arsenal squad injury report

Arsenal injury
The latest on Arsenal's injured players and who may or may not be available for the Premier League match at home to Manchester City on 2 April.

Alexis Sanchez stars, Calamity Kos, Elneny scores & more: Arsenal international...

Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Joel Campbell and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been in action for the respective countries.

Laurent Koscielny: What he really said

Laurent Koscielny was part of the French press conference ahead of their upcoming match.

Goals, excitement & unpredictability – What to expect from Liverpool v...

After a three-week Premier League hiatus for the Gunners, a tough test at Anfield awaits on Saturday evening.

Mesut Ozil should be fit for Liverpool

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Arsene Wenger delivered the latest team news in his press conference ahead of Arsenal's trip to Liverpool.

Arsenal get huge fitness boost ahead of Liverpool

Arsenal have been handed a huge boost ahead of their showdown at Anfield this weekend as Laurent Koscielny returned to full training ahead of the game.

Arsenal Injury update: Ozil ill, forward set for surgery

Arsenal injury
Just as Arsenal appear to be getting players back from injury, they lose more.

Manchester United man's salary leads the way amongst French stars

L'Equipe Magazine have published their annual sports salaries review and Cristiano Ronaldo still leads the way.

Pies, Welbeck, Kocielny & more - Arsenal videos of the week

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In a week that saw pies dominate, we have a round up of Arsenal's videos from the week

Arsenal leader - When you don't have this, it's difficult

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Laurent Koscielny has been speaking to Arsenal player about what it takes to be a footballer.

Laurent Koscielny tells us what we already know about Arsenal

Kos and The Boss looking relaxed ahead of the Bayern Munich showdown (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Laurent Koscielny has been speaking with the French media, claiming that although it's not Arsene Wenger's fault, Arsenal do have a mental problem at the moment... as if we didn't already know.

Arsenal skipper eager for Arsene Wenger to stay

Kos and The Boss looking relaxed ahead of the Bayern Munich showdown (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Laurent Koscielny apparently wants Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal.

Arsenal injury report

Arsenal injury
Arsenal have lost three more players to injury this week but will they be back in time for the Gunners' trip to Liverpool on 4 March?

Laurent Koscielny - This is what we needed to do against...

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny attempted to explain the shambles that was Arsenal's second half performance against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

Player focus – Koscielny’s importance to Arsenal underlined

Laurent Koscielny and Robert Lewandowski
It was no coincidence that as soon as Laurent Koscielny was subbed off at the start of the second half against Bayern Munich, everything fell to pieces.

Arsenal injury update - Laurent Koscielny's thigh

Laurent Koscielny revealed that he felt pain in his right thigh before the end of the first half against Bayern Munich but tried to play on.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?

Arsenal defensive analysis v Hull

Shkodran Mustafi v Hull City
A 2-0 home victory was the ideal way to bounce back from last week's frustrations, and Arsenal's defensive solidity seems to have returned - somewhat.

Wenger has say on Koscielny’s ‘twisted’ comments

Laurent Koscielny
Earlier in the week, Laurent Koscielny had comments made to the French media taken out of context and now Arsene Wenger has had his say.

Twisted - Laurent Koscielny’s team selection comments – what he really...

On Tuesday every outlet online seemed to be reporting that Laurent Koscielny had criticised Arsene Wenger’s team selection against Chelsea at the weekend.

Arsenal captain - This is the difference between us and Chelsea

Koscielny (R) challenges Costa in a duel for possession during the Chelsea fixture
After Arsenal's 3-1 defeat against Chelsea, Laurent Koscielny was asked to reflect upon another frustrating afternoon in the Premier League.

German international - This Arsenal player understands me

Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny
Shkodran Mustafi believes the reason he and Laurent Koscielny work so well on the pitch is because they understand the way the other plays.

Arsenal player focus: Koscielny showing why he's one of world's best

Laurent Koscielny v Burnley
Laurent Koscielny put in another valiant performance for Arsenal against Burnley.

Arsenal defender - He helped this club grow

Arsene Wenger
Laurent Koscielny recently sang Arsene Wenger's praises, claiming that the manager has helped Arsenal grow.

How Koscielny grew into one of the world's best for Arsenal

Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.

Swansea boss convinced Ki’s dive against Arsenal was a penalty

Paul Clement, Swansea manager
Paul Clement was left frustrated after his side’s defeat to Arsenal and was less than impressed at Mike Jones for booking Ki Sung-Yeung instead of awarding his side a penalty.

Olivier Giroud took salary cut for new Arsenal contract – report

Olivier Giroud
A report in France is claiming that Olivier Giroud took a £10k per week paycut to sign a new one-year extension with Arsenal.

Laurent Koscienly's first reaction to his new Arsenal deal

Arsenal captain
Laurent Koscielny has taken to Twitter to express his pleasure at signing a new deal with the club until 2020.

Arsenal squad injury report

Arsenal injury
Wednesday is injury day on Daily Cannon so let’s take a look at the Arsenal squad and who is in, out and been shaken all about before our game at Swansea this weekend.

Arsenal defender trolls Giroud

Olivier Giroud goal v Crystal Palace
Olivier Giroud's stunning scorpion kick against Crystal Palace is a definite contender for goal of the season already but a certain Arsenal defender is convinced that his goal against Southampton was better.

Arsenal star to miss Preston FA Cup game

Laurent Koscielny v Bournemouth
Laurent Koscielny will not play at the weekend against Preston North End because of the cramps he picked up on Tuesday night but he was likely going to get a rest anyway.

Arsenal player of the month – December 2016

Arsenal player of the month
December was not a great month but it’s easy to forget the big wins we had at the start of the month, overshadowed by the performances and results than came in the latter half.

5 best Arsenal moments of 2016

Olivier Giroud scores v Sunderland
With 2016 coming to an end, we look back at some of the highlights from the year.

Guardian name Alexis best Premier League player 2016, Koscielny rank hilarious

Alexis Sanchez
The Guardian have listed their top 100 footballers of 2016 and Alexis Sanchez is the first Premier League player to make an appearance on the list in ninth place.

Watch: Arsenal defender shows amazing touch and ball control

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny has been back at it against, showing how exactly he earned his nickname... sort of.

Even this star won't bring Antoine Griezmann to Arsenal

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann has been loosely linked with Arsenal for a couple of seasons now but it seems as if he's happy at Atletico Madrid.

Player focus: Koscielny defensively solid despite disappointing defeat

On yet another frustrating afternoon for Arsenal, centre-back Laurent Koscielny was unsurprisingly one of the visitors' best performers against Manchester City.

Laurent Koscielny completes more clearances than anyone v Manchester City

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny was once again Arsenal's main man against Manchester City.

Three Arsenal stars set to sign new deals - report

Laurent Koscielny
According to RMC Sport, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin are all set to sign contract extensions with Arsenal.

Manchester United hero names Arsenal defender as Premier League's best

Laurent Koscielny v West Ham
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, believes that Laurent Koscielny is one of the two best defenders in the Premier League, with Spurs' Toby Alderweireld being the other.

Two Arsenal men statistically best in Europe

Arsenal captain
Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez are statistically the best players in Europe for their positions according to data on Whoscored.com.

“We did the job and PSG did not” says Arsenal leader

Laurent Koscielny v West Ham
Arsenal’s defensive pairing of Rob Holding and Laurent Koscielny spoke to the media immediately after the final whistle in Switzerland on Tuesday night.

Watch: Four Arsenal stars take on World Record - only one...

Theo Walcott
Ever wanted to see Theo Walcott control a ball from 34 metres? Look no further.

Watch: Arsenal forward claims Koscielny has best footballing brain

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
In Soccer AM's Teammates 2.0 segment, Alex Iwobi revealed which Arsenal player he thinks has the best footballing brain.

Arsenal hopeful Bellerin deal second of five to be signed

Arsenal fans were overjoyed on Monday when Hector Bellerin himself announced that he had signed a new deal with the club.

Arsenal star left off Uefa shortlist while Aaron Ramsey included

Mesut Ozil has been left out of yet another shortlist, this time Uefa's 40-man shortlist for 2016 team of the year.

Arsenal leader agrees new 3-year deal

Laurent Koscielny
It looks as if Laurent Koscielny could be about to sign a new contract with Arsenal.

Arsenal defender set to become one of Gunners' top earners with...

Now for some completely unexpected but very welcome gossip.

Stunning tricks, first goals, superb passes + more – Arsenal international...

Arsenal international duty
With the international break in full swing, we take a look at the first-team players (including those out on-loan) who were called up to their respective countries in recent days.

Tottenham goalkeeper dubs Arsenal defender 'one of the best in the...

Tottenham goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, has apparently dubbed Laurent Koscielny as one of the best defenders in the world.

Arsenal defender reveals unusual relaxation technique

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny is apparently a big fan of the board game Scrabble... why am I not surprised?

Arsenal on international duty – who’s playing, where and when

Arsenal international duty
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?

How did Clattenberg not give Arsenal a penalty for this against...

Mark Clattenberg Arsenal v Tottenham
Yes, yes, I know, I’m only whinging about the referee because we didn’t win.

Should Arsenal’s goal against Tottenham have been ruled out for offside?

Wimmer OG Arsenal v Tottenham
Since the final whistle (and during the game) there has been much whinging about Arsenal’s goal, which was scored by Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer, with claims it was offside.

How are these unreal Arsenal defender stats even possible?

Laurent Koscielny
When we at Daily Cannon saw stats claiming that Laurent Koscielny has only committed two fouls so far this season, we weren't sure it was possible.

"He's the real boss" says Dugarry of this key Arsenal man

Laurent Koscielny
Former France international, Christophe Dugarry, had high praise for Arsenal's centre back, Laurent Koscielny recently, calling him the 'real leader'

Player focus: Arsenal defender bosses Middlesbrough

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny was probably Arsenal's best player against Middlesbrough.

Laurent Koscielny - This is where I'll finish my career

Laurent Koscielny has revealed where he wants to finish his footballing career.

Arsenal defender - I'll be thankful to him my entire career

Laurent Koscielny has spoken about what Arsene Wenger has done for him since signing for Arsenal in 2010 and it's actually pretty moving.

Arsenal leader - This is how we win

Laurent Koscielny has applauded the way in which Arsenal are currently playing football by staying as a unit, not being selfish and combining all elements of our game in order to win.

Look: Frenchman steals Mesut Ozil's goal celebration

Laurent Koscielny is the latest Arsenal player to steal Mesut Ozil's goal celebration.

Watch: Arsenal defender reveals he could change position

Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud sat down with Arsenal for a rapid fire question round in a locker room somewhere... probably at London Colney.

Arsenal midfield conductor - This is what our new signing allows...

Santi Cazorla explained recently that having Shkodran Mustafi in the squad has made Arsenal feel far more secure at the back, allowing them to play with more freedom.

Crazy Koscielny goalscoring stat as he outscores two Arsenal midfielders combined

Arsenal stats
We all know that Laurent Koscielny loves a goal, but did you know that he's scored more Premier League goals than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere combined?

Manchester United striker names Arsenal man as hardest opponent

Marcus Rashford has revealed that Laurent Koscielny has been the hardest opponent he's faced so far.

Real Madrid defender hails Arsenal man after France win

Real Madrid defender, Raphaël Varane, hailed Laurent Koscielny's contribution to France's 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Watch: Arsenal player handles ball in box - proof it was...

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny came under all sorts of scrutiny for a hand ball which wasn't really a hand ball during Arsenal's 1-0 win against Burnley and now it's happened again.

Watch: Arsenal man helps Manchester United score massive goal

It turns out that Laurent Koscielny was actually crucial for France's one and only goal against the Netherlands on Monday night.

24-year-old Arsenal man handed captain's armband

Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.

Italian press report Laurent Koscielny is worth less than Manchester United's...

Laurent Koscielny
The Italian press, well, specifically Tuttosport, thinks that Laurent Koscielny is worth less than Manchester United's Eric Bertrand Bailly and even our own Shkodran Mustafi.

Koscielny plays full 90 as France breeze past Bulgaria

Laurent Koscielny played the full match for France as they beat Bulgaria 4-1 in their World Cup qualifying game.

Arsenal man claims Alexis is making things 'difficult' for Oliver Giroud

Laurent Koscielny appears to sympathise with his compatriot, Olivier Giroud, as Alexis Sanchez is currently 'walking on water'.

Arsenal man hails Lyon striker

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny hailed his France teammate, Lyon striker Nabil Fekir, while away on international duty.

Mustafi declares ‘So far, so good’ after winning start to life...

Since Shkodran Mustafi arrived and paired up with Laurent Koscielny, the duo have not conceded a goal from open play

Wenger hails lucky win to close gap on Manchester City and...

In the post-match interview following our narrow victory away against Burnley, Arsène Wenger admitted that Arsenal's stoppage-time winner courtesy of Laurent Koscielny was "a little fortunate" as the hosts' defensive work out of possession wasn't rewarded with at least one point on the afternoon at Turf Moor.

Analysis – Should Arsenal’s goal against Burnley have been disallowed?

It seems, at times, that there's nothing that the media love more than to whinge that Arsenal shouldn't have won when they've pulled off something dramatic.

Wenger hails Koscielny-Mustafi partnership ahead of Burnley match

Arsène Wenger has publicly revealed why he feels the centre-back partnership between Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi has been so effective since the latter's arrival in the summer transfer window.

Walcott and Koscielny give their opinion on Arsenal's win over Basel

Theo Walcott and Laurent Koscielny spoke to BT Sport immediately after Arsenal's win against Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday and, just like their boss, they weren't letting themselves get carried away with the result or the performance.

Episode 62: Nottingham Forest victory, Chelsea humiliation + booing Fabregas

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Stephen and Anita discuss league cup victory at Forest, this season's tactical changes, the emergence of Iwobi and 'Kostafi', and booing ex players. ...

TOTW madness as random Arsenal player included but Mirror blanks them...

Arsenal team of the week
If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that Arsenal battered Chelsea, so it’s somewhat surprising to see Petr Cech, who faced only two on-target shots in 90 minutes, included in Garth Crooks BBC Team of the Week.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s smashing win over Chelsea

It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?

Watch: Arsenal duo boss Chelsea hard man

Laurent Koscielny Diego Costa
Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny had a field day against Diego Costa on Saturday.

Koscielny v Mustafi – Who was pass-master at the back v...

Since Shkodran Mustafi arrived at Arsenal we’ve been looking closely at his passing stats given that he arrived with a reputation as a ball-playing centreback.

Former manager rates Laurent Koscielny over 'monster' Brazilian superstar

Remi Garde revealed recently to L'Equipe that, at the moment, he rates Laurent Koscielny over PSG's brazilian 'monster', Thiago Silva.

Arsenal man urges teammates to wake up after PSG draw

Laurent Koscielny spoke to BT Sport following Arsenal's 1-1 draw against PSG on Tuesday night and urged his teammates to stop 'sleeping' in the opening minutes of every match.

Wenger confirms Koscielny fit to face PSG

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Laurent Koscielny is fit to face PSG after his facial injury turned out not to be as bad as feared.

“He is one of the best defenders in the world”

Santi Cazorla hailed Laurent Koscielny after the Arsenal captain’s amazing overhead kick pulled Arsenal into the game against Southampton.

Koscielny faces race to get his face fit for PSG clash

Laurent Koscielny is facing a race against the clock to get his face fit for the opening Champions League game of the season in Paris.

Arsenal wage review

In this current day and age, weekly wages for footballers is always a topical debate. We took a look at who is paid what at Arsenal

Injury update: Laurent Koscielny’s face

Arsenal injury
Laurent Koscielny's 31st birthday was definitely one to remember - a fantastic bicycle kick helped us to prevail over Southampton at home, but he also suffered a facial injury too.

Laurent Koscielny makes Arsenal history with wondergoal v Southampton

Arsenal captain
Laurent Koscielny’s overhead kick did more than break Saints’ hearts and liven up the stalling ones of Gooners everywhere, it also gave him a place in Arsenal history.

Arsenal fans claim justice done after Southampton man's foul last season

Arsenal fans are claiming the penalty they won on Saturday against Southampton when Nacho Monreal had clearly fouled Shane Long just moments earlier was justice for what happened last season.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s nervy win over Southampton

The Premier League returned this weekend and with it, a healthy dose of Arsenal-induced heart attacks. Here's what we learned from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Southampton

Laurent Koscielny delighted to be Arsenal's player of the month

Arsenal captain
Arsenal fans voted Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal’s player of the month for August with new boy, Rob Holding, coming in second.

Injury update: Koscielny’s back problem flares up again

Laurent Koscielny is believed to be ‘ok’ after another back problems forced him off during France’s friendly against Italy.

Arsenal man scores beautiful goal (video)

Olivier Giroud played 45 minutes during France's 3-1 win over Italy on Thursday night and managed to score a beaut' of a goal.

'Nobody knew me' Arsenal centre-back claims

Laurent Koscielny has likened his career to former Arsenal defender, Kolo Toure, claiming that no one knew who he was when he first came to north London.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea men get France call up

Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud have been called up to the France squad that will face Italy and Belarus when the first interlull descends upon us next week.

'I have no solution' Wenger admits

Arsene Wenger hailed Laurent Koscielny following Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Leicester on Saturday and admitted that he has no other solutions for central defence right now.

Player focus: Koscielny shows what was missing against Liverpool on return...

It only took a matter of minutes to see exactly what Arsenal were missing last weekend against Liverpool, the dogged determination to defend consistently well throughout.

Long read: Why Wenger was right

Helen Trantum column
Shipping four goals is never, ever, excusable but Arsene Wenger was right to not play Laurent Koscielny against Liverpool.

Will Wenger take a gamble? Mesut Ozil trains alongside French stars...

During Arsene Wenger's pre-Leicester City press conference on Thursday, he revealed that although Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny aren't quite ready to start, he might take a gamble.

Arsenal team news: Midfielder and forward out for three weeks, Wenger...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed, ahead of our Premier League trip to Leicester, that Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi are both up to three weeks away from returning to the Arsenal senior squad.

Player focus: Rob Holding shows potential v Liverpool

It was most definitely a day to forget for Arsenal v Liverpool, especially as we took the lead and squandered it in spectacular fashion.

Amazing stat proves Mustafi is worth £30m

In honour of Shkodran Mustafi maybe, potentially, possibly, reportedly being about to sign for Arsenal, Who Scored decided to release a little stat: the Valencia centre-back has completed the most interceptions in La Liga for the last two seasons!

Wednesday Arsenal recap: Wenger’s future, Paul Pogba, Mahrez bid + more

Wednesday was full of the usual fun - I mean that sarcastically, of course - and some news.

Arsenal boost: Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all return...

Arsenal have received a boost after Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all returned to training as scheduled.

Arsenal team news: Mesut Ozil set to miss Liverpool clash, Wilshere...

Arsenal team news
Following Arsenal's 8-0 win over Viking FK on Friday night, Arsene Wenger gave a fitness update on pretty much every player who's ever played for the Gunners...

Mertesacker: No decision on Arsenal captaincy

Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker has revealed that Arsene Wenger has not yet made a decision on who will replace Mikel Arteta as Arsenal captain or, if he has, he hasn’t told anyone.

Defender expected to be new Arsenal captain

Per Mertesacker looks set to be promoted to Arsenal captain after the departure of Mikel Arteta.

Sunday recap: Higuain meeting, Icardi on the cards, Kos contract +...

Sunday was relatively quiet in terms of actual news but there was quite a lot of gossip around to get the internet in a tizzy.

Panic strikes as reports claim Koscielny wants to leave Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny
Sunday was a day filled with a little panic as reports surfaced that Laurent Koscielny had refused a new deal, so clearly wants to leave Arsenal after having his head turned by Bayern Munich’s interest.

How many Arsenal players will actually miss opening game against Liverpool?

We all know that a complete and full pre-season is one of the keys to a great campaign, but with a summer filled with international tournaments, who will miss not only pre-season, but the start of the season which is upon us in just under one month?

Euros highlight Arsenal’s tactical questions

So; the summer's international tournament has concluded, with Portugal playing Greece to France's Portugal. Some reputations have been enhanced and others, particularly managers, have been...

Watch: Dejected Arsenal men reject medals

Both Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud refused to put on their Euro runners-up medals after losing 1-0 to Portugal in the final.

Arsenal boys suffer Euro disappointment

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny suffered a huge disappointment at the hands of Portugal in the Euro final.

Infographic: Kos the boss – six years a Gunner

Let me tell you right at the start - Koscielny is my favourite Arsenal player.

Three Arsenal players solid in Euro semi-final clash

Against the general run of play and most people's predictions, France beat Germany to the Euro final.

Friday recap: Midfielder deal done, what price Giroud + more

With the Arsenal first team players due to start returning to training on Monday, and Euro matches few and far between, news has been scarce.

Arsenal leader ‘recommended to Bayern,’ they want him as a squad...

Laurent Koscielny
It’s annoying enough when clubs want our players but to want them and then stick them in the squad is beyond infuriating.

Why Arsenal should be worried if Real Madrid want Laurent Koscielny

Real Madrid have apparently set their beedy eyes on Laurent Koscielny, the man tipped by many to be the next captain of Arsenal.

Monday recap: Alexis love, Xhaka in London, Lacazette + more

Daily Cannon spent Monday basking in the ambiance of Alexis Sanchez's Copa America win with Chile, as well as sifting through the usual gossip.

Koscielny: I have a harder job at Arsenal than France

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny gave a long interview to l'Equipe prior to the 2016 Euros that the English media have only just picked up, here are some bits about defensive work and positioning.

Giroud assists France into the quarter finals

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured for France as they beat Ireland 2-1 to seal their place in the quarter-finals, with Oli putting in a great shift.

Wednesday recap: Juve want Alexis, Walcott set to snub Liverpool

Here's what happened on Wednesday.

Arsenal defender reveals why he doesn't enjoy pre-season

Laurent Koscielny has done a Q&A for the French paper l'Equipe about the things that he likes and dislikes and there are some funny answers.

Player focus: Arsenal man solid but could he do more?

Laurent Koscielny
France were held to a poor 0-0 draw against Switzerland on Sunday night but still finished top of Group A, which was the main target. Laurent Koscielny started the game and played 90 minutes.

Sunday recap: Wenger on Vardy, Rooney loves Wilshere + link to...

It was all a bit quiet on the Arsenal-front on Sunday.

Arsenal pass-master impresses again

It was an anticlimax, but France and Switzerland both progress to the final 16 of the Euros.

Player focus: Koscielny helps France to first cleansheet

With France winning 2-0, it was the first clean sheet for the French defence in the tournament.

Wednesday recap: Fixture list, Mkhitaryan, Euros and more

Here's Wednesday's news and gossip from the Goonerverse.

Arsenal men involved in thrilling Euro clash

Although neither managed to score during France's 2-0 win over Albania, both Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny featured.

Player ratings: Giroud and Xhaka shine during opening Euro clashes

All our Arsenal players, except for Hector Bellerin, have featured for their national teams in their opening matches of Euro 2016. Here's how we think they've rated so far.

Koscielny: The fans will remember this

Laurent Koscielny said that the French fans will remember their victory over Romania for a long time after Dimitri Payet’s thunderbolt sealed the win for his country.

Arsenal man is key in France's opening win of Euro 2016

Olivier Giroud had a big hand to play in France's 2-1 win against Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016.

Wednesday recap: Another new midfielder + Mkhitaryan, Mahrez, Vardy, more

Another day, another load of rumours, but this time it seems like we might have something concrete to report.

Arsenal star: New players will allow us to reach another level

Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal
Laurent Kosicleny believes that some new players at Arsenal next season will allow the club to reach another level as they look to go one step further in the league than they did last season.

Koscielny: Vardy doesn’t think

Laurent Koscielny seems quite happy with the idea of Jamie Vardy rocking up at Arsenal next season as the captain-in-waiting sang his praises to the media.

Arsenal man on France goal - 'I know what it's like...

Laurent Koscielny has spoken to the French media following France's 3-0 win over Scotland and admitted that he's happy with his contribution.

Giroud dips into Arsenal phrase book after standing ovation

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny scored France’s three goals against Scotland, prompting us to use the headline ‘Arsenal thump Scotland’. And Olivier Giroud

Watch: Arsenal thump Scotland as Giroud answers critics

A brace from Olivier Giroud and another from Laurent Koscielny saw France defeat Scotland 3-0 as they get ready to host the Euros that get underway on Friday.

Report: Arsenal key man turns down Manchester United move

Laurent Koscielny has reportedly turned down a move to Manchester United.

Arsenal players at the Euros – who’s in, who’s not

With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.

Watch: Arsenal man scores brilliant volley for France

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured in France's 3-2 win over Cameroon, with the big striker even scoring.

Arsenal fight off Bayern Munich defender approach

Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal
Reports from France claim that Bayern Munich approached Laurent Koscielny before they opted to sign Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund. The central defender, who is...

Winners and losers: How Arsenal's defenders let the team down this...

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

Who should be crowned Arsenal captain next season?

With Mikel Arteta headed for pastures blue (allegedly) and Per Mertesacker spending less and less time on the actual pitch, is it time for Arsene Wenger to pick a new Arsenal captain?

Two Arsenal stars called up for Euro 2016

Arsenal players Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud have been selected by manager Didier Deschamps to represent France at Euro 2016.

Player focus: Arsenal defensive pairing fails once again

After another disappointing performance at home to Crystal Palace, a lot of focus will be directed at what Arsenal did poorly during the game, and most of it should fall on the centre-back partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel.

Arsenal defender admits new midfield signing is impressive

A player of the month award, a goal of the month and a string of strong performances, Mohamed Elneny has won a lot of fans since signing for Arsenal in January.

Arsenal: Always too good to fail, not good enough to succeed?

As Arsenal try to fight end of season drift and secure a top-three trophy (see what I did there?) ahead of a recovering Manchester City, it's been a week of encouragement in some quarters and frustration in others.

Arsenal players rally with sentiments no-one cares about

Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal
Arsenal players were once again wheeled out with positive sentiments after they let their fans down heavily in their latest Premier League game. This week, Laurent Koscielny.

Arsenal player: Mertesacker talks to me more

Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal
Gabriel recently compared Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker and admitted that both centre-backs have different attributes that he can learn from.

Arsenal dominate Tottenham, Chelsea in London Team of the Week

Arsenal once again dominate the London Evening Standard’s London Team of the Week for the weekend’s Premier League games.

Löw denies Özil rest, no Arsenal players in England and France...

Arsenal international duty
Mesut Özil has been named in the starting XI for Germany's international friendly against Italy on Tuesday evening.

Watch: Koscielny's 'Ultimate XI' contains more Manchester United players than Arsenal

Naming an 'ultimate XI' is incredibly difficult, so it's hardly a shock to see Laurent Koscielny's selection containing a generation of players who were around when he was growing up.

Watch: Giroud scores 14th goal for France, produces audacious skill

Playing for France on Friday evening, Olivier Giroud scored and stunned the internet with a superb piece of skill.

Koscielny on who should be Arsenal manager

Called into a French national team press conference on Tuesday, Laurent Koscielny was eager to defend the performance of Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger. A poor...

Koscielny explains Arsenal's poor form

Facing the media on Tuesday, Laurent Koscielny was asked a number of questions about Arsenal's current form. At Christmas, the Gunners were at the top...

Arsenal dominate London Team of the Week over Tottenham, Chelsea, West...

Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal
Arsenal head into the international break with three points and their slide, hopefully, arrested. Their display against Everton at the weekend was much improved but...

Arsenal on international duty – who, when and where

Arsenal international duty
For the rest of the month there is no Arsenal, at least not in any form we really enjoy. A series of international friendlies, most...

Arsenal man blames poor form on lack of confidence

Laurent Koscielny believes our run of poor form since January is mainly down to a lack of confidence in the Arsenal ranks. Speaking to Arsenal...

Pictures: Two injured Arsenal stars train with first team

Arsenal treatment room
Mikel Arteta and Laurent Koscielny were pictured training with the first team ahead of their showdown with Barcelona on Wednesday night. Arteta returned to full...

Predicted XI v Barcelona: Koscielny back in, Giroud dropped

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsène Wenger takes his team to Camp Nou in search of a miracle. No team has beaten Barcelona in 37 games, let alone by two...

Early team news: Arsenal defender to return for Barcelona game

Arsene Wenger has met with the press ahead of Arsneal’s Champions League clash on Wednesday night. Speaking to assembled reporters, the manager confirmed that Laurent...

Injury update: Arsenal receive huge boost as key man returns for...

Arsenal have received a big boost ahead of Wednesday's game against FC Barcelona, with Laurent Koscielny travelling with the squad. The French defender hasn't featured...

Arsenal defender wants team to thrive with no pressure

Heading to Barcelona on Wednesday, Arsenal are all but out of the Champions League. Away from home and out of form, it's no wonder nobody...

Arsenal’s full injury list ahead of Watford clash

Arsenal treatment room
Arsenal go into their FA Cup game against Watford with a number of injuries affecting their squad. Below is rundown of the treatment room and...

Mertesacker lifts the lid on his dressing room team talks

Per Mertesacker has revealed that he uses a different approach in the dressing room depending on who is speaking with. The club’s vice-captain, Per is...

Why Wenger would be mad to gamble with another player's fitness

Arsenal won 4-0 at Hull City in Tuesday evening's FA Cup fifth-round replay, but at what cost? Obviously, the win was excellent and keeps us...

Wenger risks fans' fury with gamble on star man's injury

Arsenal have been without Laurent Koscielny for two weeks, but the Frenchman could be back in for Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final against Watford. That is,...

Injury update: Wenger says three Arsenal defenders could return from injury

Arsenal team news
Arsène Wenger has given Arsenal.com the latest team news ahead of the visit of Watford, and it's more positive than expected. On Tuesday evening, injuries to...

Three more added: Arsenal’s full injury list + return dates

Arsenal treatment room
Tuesday night might have been good for Arsenal in terms of the cup, but when it came to keeping players fit, it was not. Three...

Injury update: Scan confirms Čech return, Koscielny suffers setback

Arsenal injury news
Both Petr Čech and Laurent Koscielny are out of Tuesday's game against Hull City, but we could be waiting even longer than anticipated before...

Defender: Arsenal man is a fighter

Laurent Koscielny reckons Gabriel will do just fine in the North London Derby, describing the centre-back as a 'fighter'. Koscielny is still out with a...

Injury update: Čech to miss a month for Arsenal

Arsenal injury news
Arsène gives the latest team news ahead of the north London derby

Arsenal suffer second injury blow ahead of Tottenham

As if the news that Petr Cech wouldn't feature against Tottenham on Saturday was bad enough, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Laurent Koscielny will...

Why can't Gabriel speak English after 13 months?

Sunday was not a good day for Arsenal, and Gabriel in particular performed poorly in defence. The frontline and midfield were both poor, but Gabriel's...

Tomas Rosicky among Arsenal’s top earners

Despite being injured for the majority of the last few seasons, Tomas Rosicky reportedly earns £85,000 a week - more than the likes of...

Injury updates: Wenger talks about Koscielny, Gabriel, Welbeck

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger spoke to the media on Friday morning, previewing Arsenal's FA Cup clash against Hull City. The manager has been known to...

Team news: Wenger confirms injury ahead of Hull City game

Arsenal team news
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has given the latest injury updates ahead of Arsenal's game against Hull City on Saturday. The boss, speaking to Arsenal.com, gave updates...

Watford striker believes Arsenal man is best defender in Premier League

Watford striker, Odion Ighalo, revealed that he reckons Laurent Koscielny is the best defender he's faced this season. Speaking recently, Ighalo, who's scored 15 times...

Injury update: Koscielny likely to be back for Barcelona

Laurent Koscielny was withdrawn at halftime in the game against Leicester after he suffered a dead leg in the first half. A dead leg is...

Translation: Koscielny on his current form and the title race

In this second part of the interview with Sport France, Laurent Koscielny discussed his and the team's current form and what the future holds. When asked...

Translation: Koscielny tells French media about Arsenal arrival, contract and captaincy

Laurent Koscielny has been talking all things about the French national team and Arsenal in his latest France Football interview. Here are some of...

Arsenal man proud to don captain's armband

Laurent Koscielny is a fan favourite, which many believe leaves him exempt from warranted criticism at times. However, it's hard not to feel all warm...

Defender hails Arsenal's back four after clean sheet against Bournemouth

Laurent Koscielny praised Arsenal's back four after our 2-0 win away against Bournemouth in the league on Sunday. We kept another clean sheet, which is...

Koscielny on his ideal Arsenal partner

With Per Mertesacker set to return to the Arsenal side on Tuesday night, Laurent Koscielny has been highly complimentary of his defensive partner. The two...

Surprising Arsenal man ahead of Ozil in Power Rankings

Arsenal stats
Sky Sports have released their latest Power Rankings and a surprising Arsenal man leads the way for the Gunners – Laurent Koscielny! The Arsenal defender...

Analysis: Other players to blame for Mertesacker's red card against Chelsea

Per Mertesacker saw red fewer than 20 minutes into Arsenal's crucial game with Chelsea, but was he really to blame? There's no doubt the German's...

Arsenal star modest over crucial goals

Laurent Koscielny played down his knack for scoring goals in an interview with Arsenal Player. The centre-back has become known for being able to score...

Koscielny highlights what is needed to carry Arsenal to the title

Since defeat to West Ham during the opening weekend of the Premier League season, Arsenal are unbeaten at home in the league. Seven wins and...

Former Chelsea defender encourages Diego Costa to target Koscielny

Sometimes you hear something from a professional footballer and it's just a bit baffling. Opinions on Sky Sports, BT Sport and in the written media often...

Arsenal players congratulate Walcott on milestone

Arsenal player tweets
Theo Walcott has now officially been a Gunner 10 years and the occasion hasn't gone unnoticed by his peers. Several of the forward's team-mates took...

Arsenal players make BBC and ITV Team of the Weekend

Arsenal players made their way into the ITV and BBC Team of the Weekend, although the people picking them for those two sites had...

Arsenal forward hails team-mate after win over Newcastle

Theo Walcott praised Laurent Koscielny after he scored the only goal in our 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. The forward hailed Kos' ability to...

Arsenal star supports Wenger's decision to rest him

After scoring in our 1-0 win over Newcastle, Laurent Koscielny spoke about being rested against Bournemouth in our previous match and acknowledged how important...

Koscielny explains goal celebration against Newcastle

After scoring our one and only goal against Newcastle, Laurent Koscielny confused Per Mertesacker by holding up four fingers on one hand, and one...

Star shrugs off goal against Newcastle, urges Arsenal to stay top

Ever the professional, Laurent Koscielny shrugged off his goal against Newcastle insisting that he doesn't care, as long as he's helping the team. The defender...

Crazy Koscielny goalscoring stat

Laurent Koscielny is our third highest goal scorer this season. With three league goals, the defender is in front of everyone except for Olivier Giroud...

Four Arsenal players in team of the season so far, Koscielny...

After Monday's defeat of Manchester City, Sky pundits Jamie Carragher settled upon a team of the season so far. Between them they managed to agree on...

Arsenal man rallies troops ahead of 'important' clash against Manchester City

Laurent Koscielny has highlighted the importance of getting a win against Manchester City on Monday night. However, the defender was keen to mention that although...

Henry says fellow Frenchman is 'irreplaceable' at Arsenal

First Rio Ferdinand, now Thierry Henry. Both men know a thing or two about football, and both have called Laurent Koscielny the best defender...

Watch: Arsenal stars show off silky skills in new game

Recently I got the chance to attend a Footpool event at London Colney on behalf of Citroen. Essentially, it's exactly how it sounds. The rules...

Manchester United hero claims Arsenal man is 'best defender in Premier...

Finally others are starting to see the light. For a few seasons now, Arsenal fans have claimed that Laurent Koscielny is the best centre back...

How should Arsenal deal with defender?

Helen Trantum column
There’s only been one word on everyone’s lips this week at Cannon Towers this week: injuries. We spent approximately three times as long discussing that...

Arsenal players excited for clash with Sunderland

Arsenal player tweets
The Arsenal players have all been pretty active on Twitter ahead of our match against Sunderland on Saturday. Ozil, Ramsey and Kos have all been...

Good news: Wenger confirms three could return against Sunderland

Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott could return to the squad on Saturday to face Sunderland. French defender Koscielny suffered a...

Surprising Arsenal defender picks up more injuries than anyone else

Injured after just 10 minutes on Sunday, Arsenal fans are used to seeing the sight of Laurent Koscielny hobble off the pitch. Jack Wilshere, Alex...

Arsenal’s injury curse rolls on – but should we blame the...

Sunday's disappointment at Norwich has once again led to meltdown in the twitter-sphere, and those Gooners with hair-trigger emotions cast words around with impotent...

Wenger gives updates on three new injuries

Heading into the game against Norwich City, there was plenty of talk about an Arsenal 'injury crisis'. Coming out of the game against Norwich City,...

Result: Gunners draw at Norwich and pick up more injuries

Mesut Özil's opener at Carrow Road was cancelled out by Lewis Grabban as Arsenal were held to a point by Norwich City. Within 12 minutes...

Frenchman hails Arsenal's defence after keeping clean sheet against Dinamo Zagreb

After Per Mertesacker sang the praises of our attack against Dinamo Zagreb, Laurent Koscielny also found time to hail our defence for keeping a...

Predicted XI: North London derby saviour to start at West Brom?

Arsenal predicted lineup
The Premier League is back and Arsenal don't have any injuries from the international break. Amazing! Meanwhile, some players have not regained fitness to take...

Koscielny: We have to play

Laurent Koscielny has admitted that France’s game against England was one that he ‘had to play’ after the atrocities in Paris on Friday. The defender,...

Infographic: How Arsenal's internationals got on during the break

Just over a week ago, ten Arsenal players left for international duty. 13 appearances later, it seems that all 10 are set to return injury free....

Video: France 1-0 Germany, Giroud scores against Neuer yet again

Olivier Giroud doesn't score against big games, nor does he net against major opposition. That was one of the major criticisms of the Arsenal striker...

Three Arsenal men back in training ahead of Tottenham game

Arsenal injury news
Arsenal have received something of a boost, as both Mikel Arteta and Laurent Koscielny were both back in training on Saturday. The French centre-half was only...

Arsenal team news: Injuries continue ahead of Tottenham clash

Arsenal team news
Arsenal host Tottenham at the Emirates this weekend and with players dropping like flies, the game is set to be tougher than it would...

Real Madrid man's legal problems open door for Arsenal man

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny will link up with Didier Deschamps' squad for the friendly against Germany to be played at the Stade de France...

Wenger doesn't think Koscielny fouled Swansea City man and why it...

Laurent Koscielny scored his second goal in the space of a week against Swansea on Saturday but it came under controversial circumstances. The centre back...

Arsenal goalscorer admits it was tough to beat Swansea City

Laurent Koscielny scored his second goal in a week against Swansea City but admitted that the win was far from easy. The centre back scored...

Koscielny: This is important

After Arsene Wenger rotated his side heavily for the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, and paid the price, Laurent Koscielny has been praising...

Watch: Coquelin gets animated during commentary

Arsenal players Francis Coquelin and Laurent Koscielny seemed to enjoy commentating on this season's game against Stoke City. The Frenchmen were handed microphones to talk...

Arsenal duo amongst UEFA’s best

Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny were named in the UEFA team of the week after their heroics against Bayern Munich in the Champions League...

Why Koscielny is right to call on Arsenal to continue Bayern...

Laurent Koscielny spoke after the 2-0 win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and encouraged the team to continue to play against others to...

Player focus: Koscielny dominant against Bayern

Arsenal's defeat of Bayern Munich on Tuesday proved to be a busy night for French center-back Laurent Koscielny. With a quality performance in defence, Koscielny...

Arsenal defender makes BBC team of the week

You may have thought that after a 3-0 win against a side that had only conceded one at home in the league all season,...

Two midfielders return but Koscielny faces fitness test for Watford

Arsenal injury news
Premier League football is back this weekend, and Arsenal will be in action away to Watford on Saturday afternoon. It appears that no players have...

Team news: Should Arsenal fans be worried about Koscielny's injury?

Arsenal team news
Arsenal's team news for our match against Watford has been released and it appears that although Alexis Sanchez is fine, Laurent Koscielny might not...

Gabriel heaps praise on fellow Arsenal defenders

Gabriel has taken to life at Arsenal without a worry. Now into his first full season, the defender has had a fantastic start. The red...

Captain calls for unity ahead of Manchester United game

Mikel Arteta has used his column in this weekend's Manchester United matchday programme to call for unity from the side after their midweek fiasco. "After...

Team News: Hamstring problems strike again ahead of Manchester United game

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will be without Laurent Koscielny for the game against Manchester United on Sunday. The defender picked up the problem...

Two key Arsenal men injured ahead of Manchester United game

Arsenal injury news
A calf issue for Petr Čech is allegedly what kept the goalkeeper on the bench against Olympiacos on Tuesday night. The 3-2 defeat saw David...

Arsenal defender pleased to finally get recognition from fans

After the Leicester game away, we shared the video of our travelling Gooners singing Laurent Koscielny's new song and now, thanks to the magic...

Arsenal fans sing for defender against Leicester City

It wasn't that long ago that Laurent Koscielny was demanding his own song. This quickly sparked the origins of the now infamous, "he wants his...

Arsenal star: My job isn't to score goals

Laurent Koscileny was speaking to the Arsenal podcast this week, presumably before the farcical events at Stamford Bridge at the weekend. Mostly, the defender, who...

Gabriel could be key to Arsenal beating Chelsea

Helen Trantum column
Per Mertesacker is close to fitness again, but should he return straight into the Arsenal side? Our German beanpole offers height and anticipation, and of...

Photo: Debuchy gives Koscielny personalised fussball table

You may or may not know, but when Mathieu Debuchy isn't recovering from injury or sitting on Arsenal's bench, he runs a company that...

Wenger admits 'great defender' could replace Mertesacker

Gabriel started in the heart of the Arsenal defence for the third consecutive Premier League game on Saturday's 2-0 defeat of Stoke City. A third...

Arsenal defender looks to former Chelsea man for motivation as he...

Despite Laurent Koscielny turning 30, the defender insists he's in the best shape of his life and ready to play more games than ever. It...

Arsenal get double injury boost ahead of Stoke game

Arsenal injury news
Arsenal look set to welcome Per Mertesacker back into the side this weekend while Laurent Koscielny is expected to be fit to play despite...

Koscielny back injury causes possible problem ahead of Stoke

Laurent Koscielny was an unused substitute for France against Serbia on Monday night as he continues to suffer from the back problem that ruled him...

Wenger has finally found a new star for his team

Prior to the international break Arsenal centre-half Gabriel gave two impressive showings. Illness and injury ruled Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny out of the Liverpool...

Arsenal star wishes Manchester City target well after sustaining horrific injury

Laurent Koscielny wished fellow Frenchman Nabil Fekir a 'good recovery' following the midfielder's cruciate ligament injury sustained against Portugal. The 22-year-old will likely be out...

Arsenal star rated best for France

It's not often that Laurent Koscielny's superb work on the pitch is noticed by anyone other than Arsenal fans, but on Friday, the Frenchman...

Arsenal maestro picks Manchester City man in Ultimate XI

Santi Cazorla has named his best XI made up of players he has played alongside, with four Arsenal players making the grade. As well as...

Arsenal defender demands victory at Newcastle

  Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny said the team needs to win at following Monday night's home draw against Liverpool. The Gunners have won just four points...

Newcastle v Arsenal preview: Tyne to deliver

Four points from the opening three games of the season is not the start anyone expected. It's frustrating, as Chelsea have also stuttered and find...

Team news: Koscielny could return against Newcastle, Welbeck update

Arsenal injury news
Arsene Wenger has given the latest updates ahead of Arsenal's game against Newcastle this weekend. With Per Mertesacker missing the Liverpool game with illness and...

Key man misses training ahead of Newcastle trip

Arsenal injury news
With Arsenal facing Newcastle at 12:45 on Saturday afternoon, the team will travel up to the north-east on Friday to stay in a hotel...

Arsenal centre-back due to be out longer than expected

Koscielny due to miss out against Newcastle.

Koscielny wary of Liverpool forward

Koscielny feels he has impressed for Arsenal but is still wary of Liverpool's main goal threat.

Player ratings: Ozil runs rings around Crystal Palace

Ozil unreal against Crystal Palace.

Player ratings: West Ham United nail over-confident Arsenal

West Ham took advantage of an overly confidence Arsenal in the opening game of our season. As much as this was a bit of a...

Defender wants Messi at Arsenal

Koscielny reveals Chris Waddle as his footballing inspiration growing up.

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

The Ox took the game by the horns and came away with Man of the Match.

Arsenal celebrate trophy win

The players react to our win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Former Arsenal midfielder believes in squad depth

by Lewis Ambrose Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal have a fairly deep squad and could be ready to compete for the Premier...

Wenger puts faith in his defender

by Lewis Ambrose Last summer Arsenal signed Calum Chambers and, after the sale of Thomas Vermaelen and busy summer of Per Mertesacker, he played centre-half. The...

Arsenal star hails his partner on the pitch

by Nia Griffiths Laurent Koscielny has been speaking about his partnership with Per Mertesacker, the quality of the current squad, and maintaining fitness during the...

Koscielny says teammate makes everyone more "serene"

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 to win the Barclays Asia Trophy on Saturday afternoon, with Petr Čech playing in goal for Arsenal for...

Official: Čech makes Arsenal debut, full XI announced

by Lewis Ambrose Saturday afternoon sees Arsenal face Everton in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy. Arsène Wenger used 17 players in the 4-0 win...

Arsenal stars lap up culture

by Lewis Ambrose The Arsenal squad have been made to feel very welcome as the club visits Singapore for the first time. Two training sessions took place...

Midfielders and defenders have been "extensively scouted"

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal have already signed Petr Čech but, with a month remaining until the Community Shield, it is unlikely that the club have completed...

Is Mesut Özil Arsenal’s most undervalued player?

by Helen Trantum Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So goes the proverb, and never was it more true in football – as Google...

Video: Monreal selects 4 teammates in his ultimate XI

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal had a superb season, making the left-back spot his own. The Spanish international played 36 times for the Gunners,...

Real Madrid haven't given up hope of landing key Arsenal man

by Lewis Ambrose Key Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, and the Spanish giants don't seem...

Watch: Arsenal midfielder rates Fabregas higher than Özil

by Lewis Ambrose Jack Wilshere loves a bit of controversy, and this time he could be in danger of upsetting his own fans with choices...

Video: Arsenal players give unlikely pair 'best bromance' award

by Lewis Ambrose We're all used to seeing votes for awards like goal of the season, player of the season and surprise of the season...

Real Madrid to launch bid for Arsenal star defender

by Lee Hurley Real Madrid will launch a bid to sign Laurent Koscielny after they confirm Rafa Benitez as their manager on 3rd July according to...

World-class defender: I never thought I'd play for club like Arsenal

Centreback Laurent Koscielny has been speaking to the Official FA Website about his 'unusual' career and how he never thought he would play for...

Arsenal drop below Aston Villa in Injury League final table

Despite a rough start, Arsenal's fitness has been stellar as reflected in the season's final Injury League table. Since the end of March, Arsenal have...

Hilarious: Mertesacker, Koscielny and Ramsey parody ‘Return of the Mack’

As we gear up for the FA Cup final this weekend, things are starting to get a little bit exciting. In that vein, Arsenal stars...

Team news: Kos, Ox, Debuchy, Welbeck updates

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Tuesday morning ahead of their game-in-hand against Sunderland at the Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners know that...

Wenger: No-one knew his name when I signed him

Arsene Wenger has been eager to praise fellow Frenchman, Laurent Koscielny's development since being at Arsenal. The centreback first become a Gunner in 2010 when...

Koscielny encourages fans to help team more

Laurent Koscielny has been speaking about the job the fans do in lifting the team. Often criticised, the Arsenal fans are actually considerably more vocal...

Meyler shows off Koscielny injury

David Meyler got a bit more than he bargained for when he went up against Laurent Koscielny. The Arsenal man caught Meyler with his studs,...

Koscielny: I don’t have any problems playing with him

Should he be needed for the game against Chelsea, Laurent Koscielny is certain that Gabriel will be ready. Per Mertesacker is rated as 50/50 after...

Arsenal drop below Everton, Manchester United in Injury League

Arsenal are having their best run of form since 2005 and are seeing their best run of fitness per the recent Injury League table. 30th...

Injury Update: Defender a doubt for Chelsea game

Per Mertesacker sprained his ankle in Arsenal's FA Cup win over Reading. He was replaced with Gabriel in the match and Arsene Wenger said in his...

Ospina poses with smug look after Szczesny mistake

David Ospina may have lost his place for the day but I doubt he's feeling to worried about his long-term future. Dropping out of the...

Injury updates: Szczesny, Arteta, Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Koscielny

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Thursday ahead of his side's game at Burnley and gave updates on his injured players.

Bellerin shines: Arsenal player ratings v Liverpool

Arsenal demolished Liverpool, but how did the players get on individually?

Injury update: Laurent Koscielny

Arsene Wenger gave an update on Laurent Koscielny who was subbed off with an injury in the second half.

Gabriel's Brazil debut put on hold

Gabriel will have to wait until the weekend at the earliest to make his debut for Brazil.

Koscielny: He can replace Wenger

Laurent Koscielny believes Thierry Henry can replace Arsene Wenger but not until he's done some more 'learning'.

Top 5 Arsenal performers in last 7 games

Think you know who has been Arsenal’s standout performer recently?

Laurent Koscielny Wallpaper & Headers

Laurent Koscielny is one of our most consistent players, and he hasn't had a new wallpaper in ages. Since he joined Twitter (finally), I've been on...