Thierry Henry wants to bring current Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and former club captain Cesc Fabregas to AS Monaco in January, according to reports in France.
French outlet Le Point write that Monaco are prioritising a central defender in their attempts to escape the Ligue 1 relegation zone. Laurent Koscielny is reportedly the name that keeps coming back ‘most insistently’ in that regard.
Henry’s side have conceded 29 goals so far this season, with only three other clubs letting in more. Koscielny is still getting back up to speed after seven months out with injury, but would presumably be able to add something to a terrible Monaco defence even now.
Meanwhile, Henry is also ‘particularly’ interested in signing Cesc Fabregas to fill a gap in midfield created by the departures of Fabinho, Moutinho, Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva in recent seasons. Fabregas already knows Monaco sporting director Michael Emenalo, who brought him to Chelsea, and he only has six months left on his contract.
Unlike Koscielny, who has a regular spot in the Arsenal team even after so many months out, Fabregas is struggling for starts with Chelsea. He’s made just one in the first half of the Premier League season, in a 2-1 defeat to Wolves, though he does have another eight starts in all competitions.
We’ll see if Henry makes any headway in his pursuit of the two Arsenal captains in the winter window.