Tag: Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny played for Arsenal Football Club. The French defender joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010 for £8.45m. Koscielny left Arsenal for Bordeaux in 2019 for £4.6m. In total, the former Arsenal Captain made 353 appearances and scored 27 goals. Kos wore the number 6 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on September 10, 1985. Koscielny currently plays for Bordeaux.

William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Arsenal’s most expensive defenders compared to Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in history, so how do Arsenal's most expensive defenders compare?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is shown the red card during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on May 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal man joins Stoke's Shawcross at top of decade's red card table

Five players received five red cards over the past 10 years in the Premier League and one of them was a player considered one of the best at Arsenal during that time - Laurent Koscielny.
Laurent Koscielny comes off injured (Photo via Ligue1.com)

Bordeaux confirm bone contusion for Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny has a bone contusion after Bordeaux's recent match against Saint-Etienne, the club have confirmed.
Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch injured (Photo via FranceFootball.fr)

Former Arsenal captain in tears after getting injured again

Laurent Koscielny suffered a setback with an injury to his ankle on Sunday, according to reports in France.
Laurent Koscielny after signing for Bordeaux (Photo via Girondins.com)

Laurent Koscielny hits back at Ian Wright by claiming he's always been loyal

Laurent Koscielny has responded to criticism from Arsenal legend Ian Wright by claiming he's always been respectful and loyal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Is Arsenal’s defence actually better than last season?

Everyone who has followed Arsenal in recent years would agree that the club's defensive line needs a lot of work.
Laurent Koscielny after signing for Bordeaux (Photo via Girondins.com)

Bordeaux Chairman insists Koscielny made the right decision to leave Arsenal

Girondins de Bordeaux Chairman Joe DaGrosa has suggested it was Bordeaux's ability to convince Laurent Koscielny of his long-term future with the club that enabled them to sign him this summer.
Laurent Kosciely in his signing video for Bordeaux (Photo via Twitter / Girondins)

Bordeaux handed Laurent Koscielny a bizarrely long-term contract to win his signature

Bordeaux have given Laurent Koscielny a five-year contract, despite the player's age, according to reports in France.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2019. - Arsenal won the match 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

How much of a paycut did Laurent Koscielny take to leave Arsenal?

Laurent Koscielny took a significant paycut of £23kpw to sign for Bordeaux it has been revealed.
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 03: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final second leg match between Atletico Madrid and Arsenal FC at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 3, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How to deal with the manner of Laurent Koscielny’s departure

Laurent Koscielny has brought down the curtain on his Arsenal career and although he’s leaving on a sour note, it won’t always be like that.

Official: Laurent Koscielny signs for Bordeaux

Laurent Koscielny has left Arsenal and brought to an end his nine years at the club, leaving under a massive cloud when he should be departing a club hero.

David Ornstein gives updates on 3 Arsenal deals

David Ornstein has confirmed information about three Arsenal deals that could complete before Thursday involving Kieran Tierney, Carl Jenkinson, and Laurent Koscielny.

Arsenal and Bordeaux reach defender agreement, medical today

Arsenal and Bordeaux have found an a agreement over the transfer of Laurent Koscielny and the Arsenal captain is currently in Bordeaux ahead of a medical.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2019. - Arsenal won the match 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Laurent Koscielny wants to coach at Bordeaux

Laurent Koscielny is reportedly leaning towards a move to Bordeaux where he has been interested in the club's project and the 'challenge of coaching the young Bordeaux team'.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2019. - Arsenal won the match 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal hold meeting with Ligue 1 side on Friday

According to L'Equipe, Arsenal met with Bordeaux representatives to try and sort out a deal for Laurent Koscielny.

Arsenal can hope to spark bidding war

Unai Emery may well want to keep Laurent Koscielny at the club but it looks as though that ship has well and truly sailed and now it's all about how much Arsenal can get for him.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny reacts after losing during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijian, on May 29, 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rennes willing to pay a transfer fee for Laurent Koscielny: But not Arsenal's asking...

Stade Rennais are willing to pay a fee to sign Laurent Koscielny, but they can't afford match Arsenal's asking price, according to reports.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny keeps an eye on the ball during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, first leg, football match between Arsenal and Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 11, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

David Ornstein: Edu meets with Ligue 1 club president to negotiate Arsenal star's exit

Arsenal technical director Edu met with the president of Ligue 1 club Stade Rennes to discuss Laurent Koscielny's exit on Monday, according to reports.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny reacts after losing during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijian, on May 29, 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny will be forced to train with academy players despite first-team return

Laurent Koscielny will be forced to train with the Arsenal academy players, despite the first-team returning from tour, according to reports.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Podcast: Pre-season friendlies, Koscielny situation, Hector's hair, transfers, Josh and official response, and more...

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Paul talk pre-season friendlies, the Koscielny situation, Hector Bellerin's hair, and transfer options. Also,...

Bordeaux boss: Koscielny is not our player but we’re working hard

Laurent Koscielny has apparently agreed terms with both Rennes and Bordeaux and now the Bordeaux boss has been speaking about the situation.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal star agrees personal terms with two Ligue 1 clubs

Laurent Koscielny has agreed personal terms with Stade Rennais and Bordeaux, according to reports in France.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny attends a press conference at the Museum Of Contemporary Arts on July 11, 2017 in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal to meet Koscielny and his lawyers

According to L'Equipe, Arsenal will meet with Laurent Koscielny, his lawyers and management team for a formal meeting at the end of this week to air grievances with the club considering fining him.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Podcast: Koscielny & the captaincy curse, latest transfer rumours, why no business yet, the...

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita talk about Koscielny keeping up the captaincy curse, the latest on transfer...

Are Arsenal cursed?

With Laurent Koscielny refusing to travel with Arsenal to the USA on pre-season tour, it’s time to ask – Is the club and their captains cursed?
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal with Unai Emery manager of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Qarabag FK at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny’s actions a sad indictment of the player and club

It’s a weird time to be an Arsenal supporter at the minute. Many find their love for the club being severely tested by an owner who gives no sh*ts and a board that has little connection to the fans.
Nacho Monreal and Gabriel Martinelli (via Arsenal)

Monreal confirms future and calls on Arsenal and Koscielny to sort it out

Despite being heavily linked with a return to Spain, Nacho Monreal has no intention of leaving Arsenal has called on Laurent Koscielny to end his strike.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal set price of £9m for Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal have put a price tag of £9m on Laurent Koscielny this summer, after the defender refused to travel on the club's pre-season tour.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny close to agreement with Stade Rennais – but not with Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny is close to an agreement with Stade Rennais over a summer transfer, according to reports.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny reacts after losing during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijian, on May 29, 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny refuses to go on Arsenal pre-season tour

Laurent Koscielny is refusing to go on Arsenal's pre-season tour of the USA, according to an official club statement.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2019. - Arsenal won the match 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal star seeks life relocation advice ahead of move

Laurent Koscielny looks like he could be off to Bordeaux with the French press reporting their interest and the Arsenal captain following 'Bordeaux Life Relocation' on Instagram.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal hold meeting with star's agent to discuss sale or new contract

Arsenal reportedly held a meeting with Laurent Koscielny's agents to discuss the player's future amid reports they could offer him a contract extension.

Arsenal could make surprising but smart contract U-turn

Arsenal could offer Laurent Koscielny a contract extension as reports emerge he was approached by Lyon 'several weeks ago'.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny keeps an eye on the ball during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, first leg, football match between Arsenal and Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 11, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

4 clubs interested in €11m Arsenal leader club actively trying to sell

Rennes are the latest side to be linked with a move for Arsenal's captain, Laurent Koscielny, after it was reported that Arsenal are more than willing to sell him.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal set €11m price tag for fan favourite

Arsenal are reportedly asking €11m for Laurent Koscielny as it seems clear the captain's time at the club is coming to an end.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal trying to sell another club captain: Borussia Dortmund interested

Arsenal want to get rid of Laurent Koscielny this summer, with Borussia Dortmund interested in signing him, according to reports in Germany.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy whilst coduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan favourite offered to Inter Milan

Arsenal have reportedly offered Laurent Koscielny to Inter Milan but the Italians aren't interested.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce chief holds talks with Arsenal over signing 2 players

Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli held talks with Arsenal over Laurent Koscielny and Mohamed Elneny whilst in Baku for the Europa League final, according to reports.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

3 Arsenal stars make Europa League Squad of the Season

Arsenal have ended this season's Europa League tournament with three of the best players in it.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal star denies much-loved teammate wants to leave

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has dismissed the rumours that Laurent Koscielny could be on the way out this summer, suggesting he thinks the centre-back will stay for many years yet.