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.

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.

Ivan Gazidis sniffing around Arsenal star as he smells a bargain

Bayer Leverkusen are leading the charge for Laurent Koscielny who looks set to leave Arsenal this summer but Ivan Gazidis has got AC Milan interested in the player as well.
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)

Key Arsenal star seriously considering leaving after club stall on contract extension

The Europa League final could be Laurent Koscielny's last game with Arsenal, as he seriously considers a departure from the club this summer, according to reports in France.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Top 5 Players of the Season for 2018/19

With the Premier League season drawing to a close today, we're taking a look back at Arsenal's top five Players of the Season for 2018/19.
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)

French defender's agent admits talks planned with Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny's agent has hinted his client could leave Arsenal this summer but they will hold talks with the club at the end of the season.
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)

4 Arsenal stars make Europa League Team of the Quarter-Finals

Arsenal featured heavily in WhoScored's Europa League Team of the Round for the Quarter-Finals this week, with four players making the eleven.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side's third goalwith Granit Xhaka during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Unai Emery delivers double blow for Arsenal ahead of Napoli game

Arsenal will face Napoli on Thursday night without Granit Xhaka or Laurent Koscielny after Unai Emery gave updates on the fitness of the two players.
Granit Xhaka trains alone ahead of Arsenal's game against Everton (photo via Arsenal.com)

2 key players unlikely to play for Arsenal against Everton

Granit Xhaka was spotted training on his own as the midfielder battle to regain fitness ahead of Arsenal’s game against Everton on Sunday but he probably won't make it according to reports.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Substitute Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal replaces Aaron Ramsey during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Early Arsenal team news for Everton

Arsenal fans will be relieved to know that Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny should be fit to face Everton on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Substitute Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal replaces Aaron Ramsey during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Double boost for Arsenal ahead of Everton match

Arsenal fans will be relieved to know that Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny should be fit to face Everton on Sunday.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in London, on March 2, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Arsenal's top 5 players of the season so far

With just a couple of months left of the 2018/19 season, let's have a look at Arsenal's top five players of the campaign according to the stats.
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)

Arsenal captain names 3 things Emery does better than Wenger

Laurent Koscielny has highlighted what Unai Emery has Arsenal doing differently that is allowing them to pick up more points against other top six sides.
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 star makes TOTW but teammate surprisingly snubbed for Spurs player

Laurent Koscielny made it into Jamie Redknapp's Team of the Weekend for the most recent round of fixtures, but a couple of others were surprising absentees.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Probably his best ever Arsenal performance: Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth

Arsenal smashed Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday night, taking full advantage of the opportunity to add to their points tally and goal difference ahead of matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal worried about 2 players before Southampton game

Arsenal go into their game against Southampton on Sunday with doubts hanging over the fitness of two players.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: An injured Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal leaves the pitch as team mate Aaron Ramsey looks on during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal star suffers injury setback but there's good news on it

Laurent Koscielny has suffered a minor injury to his left calf, but there's still a good chance he returns in time for the weekend or next week's matches.

"It was so painful": Arsenal star undergoes surgery

Laurent Koscielny has had surgery to remove blood clots from his face after he was kicked (accidentally) by Romelu Lukaku.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: An injured Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal is given assistance during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Bad news for Arsenal as loan recall expires and Perisic deal gets messy

With Arsenal playing on Friday night, there is little by way of coverage in Monday’s papers that concerns the Gunners. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is given treatment during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal receive good news on injured star but he still needs surgery

Laurent Koscielny has managed to avoid a broken jaw, but he'll still need to undergo surgery before he can return, according to reports in France.
Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala gestures during the French L1 football match Nantes vs Montpellier at the La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France, on January 8, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Laurent Koscielny donates £2k to help search for Emiliano Sala

Laurent Koscielny has donated £2,000 to the GoFundMe set up by Emiliano Sala's sports agency to restart the search for the missing player.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cheslea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Unai Emery to make 5 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Cardiff City

Arsenal are looking to bounce back from their FA Cup exit against Manchester United with victory over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Tuesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is given treatment during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alan Smith curses Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis

Arsenal could ill-afford to lose any more defenders so to lose both Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis against Manchester United was a cruel blow. Within 10...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is given treatment during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star facing 2 months out, could miss Manchester City, Manchester United & Tottenham

Although we’ve had no confirmation of Laurent Koscielny’s injury at the time of writing, it very much looked like he suffered a broken jaw against Manchester United so what can we expect from his recovery?
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cheslea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Unai Emery to make 2 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Manchester United

Arsenal face Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, coming off the back of a league victory over Chelsea.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal embrace after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars make Teams of the Week

Laurent Koscielny made Garth Crook’s BBC Team of the Week as well as Jamie Redknapp’s Daily Mail team while Hector Bellerin also made an appearance.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal embrace after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mail on Sunday Arsenal v Chelsea player ratings are hilarious

Laurent Koscielny was the stand-out player for Arsenal against Chelsea, scoring a goal and putting in a masterful display that earned him the Man of the Match award, so how come he only got a 6 in the Mail on Sunday's ratings when they gave Cesar Azpilicueta a 7?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his teams first goal with Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Koscielny shines but this star was just as impressive: Player ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal bounced back from a disappointing defeat against West Ham United to beat Chelsea convincingly at the Emirates Stadium and keep their top four hopes alive.
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 turns down transfer approach from Ligue 1 side

Laurent Koscielny has turned down the chance to reunite with former Gunner Thierry Henry at AS Monaco, choosing instead to remain with Arsenal, according to reports in France.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal on the bench during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

6 declared fit in massive boost for Arsenal ahead of West Ham

Arsenal have been boosted by the news that six of their crocked stars have returned to training ahead of their Premier League game against West Ham on Saturday.
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)

Emery admits Arsenal are pushing Koscielny after player says he was rushed back

Arsenal face another period of uncertainty as they wait to see how bad Laurent Koscielny's back injury is.

Unai Emery confirms injury blow that forced Laurent Koscielny out of cup clash

Unai Emery has confirmed that it was an injury that forced Laurent Koscielny out of Arsenal's cup clash against Blackpool on Saturday, but he hopes it's nothing serious.
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 admits he was rushed back

Laurent Koscielny has revealed that Arsenal rushed him back after his injury but that he feels ‘good’.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Creator-in-chief continues his good form: Arsenal player ratings vs Fulham

Arsenal finished their first game of the new year 4-1 winners against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium, a scoreline which doesn't quite reflect how close the game was at times.