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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Fulham

Arsenal can't dwell on their defeat to Liverpool for too long, as they have a game against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to kick off 2019.
Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) reacts after English referee Michael Oliver (unseen) awarded Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) a penalty after he was fouled by Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 29, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Only 3 Arsenal stars leave with dignity intact: Player ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal were embarrassed by Liverpool 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday, despite taking an early lead against the league leaders.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

2 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Liverpool

Arsenal travel to league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, with the ominous task of trying to bounce back from a draw against Brighton by getting a result against the most in-form team in the country.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal shoots during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

These 2 should have been subbed off: Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal were held to a disappointing draw in Brighton on Boxing Day, despite taking an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal reacts as he is substituted 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)

Thierry Henry targets 2 Arsenal captains as January signings for Monaco

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.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal 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)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Brighton

After getting back to winning ways on Saturday, Arsenal need to keep pushing for a top-four spot with another win against Brighton on Boxing Day.
Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil v Liverpool [via AP]

6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Burnley

After 22 games without a defeat, Arsenal have suffered two on the bounce, and they need to get back to winning ways against Burnley on Saturday.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan reacts during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 19, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images)

Arsenal wasteful as 2 players were particularly disappointing: Player ratings vs Spurs

Arsenal put on a display of wasteful finishing as Tottenham Hotspur did the exact opposite on Wednesday night, with Unai Emery's side losing 2-0 to crash out of the League Cup.
Monaco's French head coach Thierry Henry looks on during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Monaco (ASM) on December 16, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Thierry Henry seeks almost impossible transfer from Arsenal

Thierry Henry wants to bolster his Monaco defence and a report from France claims he is eyeing up Laurent Koscielny as a possible option which is just madness given the state of Arsenal’s defence.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal 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)

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Expected Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.

Injury expert: Learning to run again & how can we expect Koscielny’s return to...

Arsenal probably wanted to ease Laurent Koscielny back into things but injuries and suspensions meant that he was thrown into the deep end as soon as he showed his Achilles was likely to stay attached to the rest of his leg.

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the warm up before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal blow as key man will miss Xmas period

Hector Bellerin looks set to miss the Xmas period after he picked up a calf problem against Southampton.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 11 changes: Predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal face Southampton on Sunday, looking for another three points to keep their fight for a top-four spot going.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal reacts as he is substituted 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)

Koscielny sends message to fans after emotional return

Laurent Koscielny has sent a message to the Arsenal fans after his return to the first-team against Qarabag on Thursday night.
Qarabag's Azerbaijan defender Gara Garayev (L) vies with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka during their UEFA Europa league Group E football match between Arsenal and FK Qarabag at the Emirates stadium in London on December 13, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images)

Saka shines but he wasn't the only impressive youngster: Player ratings v Qarabag

Arsenal played out a comfortable but lacklustre 1-0 victory over Qarabag on Thursday, in the dead rubber game at the end of the Europa League group stage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Unai Emery confirms the position he wants Arsenal to make January signing in

Unai Emery says that it would be a 'good option' for Arsenal to sign a centre-back in January after the team have had trouble with the position so far this season.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) is chsed by Brentford's English defender Ezri Konsa during the English League Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 26, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal to make 9 changes: Predicted lineup vs Qarabag

Arsenal take on Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium in the final game of the Europa League groups stages, with progression to the knockout rounds...

Boost for Arsenal as Unai Emery gives positive injury update after Huddersfield clash

Unai Emery says he thinks Shkodran Mustafi will be alright after the defender suffered a hamstring problem, forcing him off in the second half against Huddersfield Town.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 2 changes: Expected lineup vs Huddersfield Town

Arsenal face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, with a good chance to move back into the top four after Wednesday's draw at Old Trafford.
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)

Unai Emery sets Laurent Koscielny first-team return date

Unai Emery says he doesn't know whether Laurent Koscielny will be ready for Huddersfield on Saturday, and the club's current plan is to bring him back into the first-team against Qarabag.
Laurent Koscielny back in training

Watch: Laurent Koscielny hobbles off the pitch before Freddie Ljungberg gives injury update

Freddie Ljungberg has given a positive update on Laurent Koscielny's injury status after the Frenchman was forced off the pitch in the final 10 minutes for the u21s against Portsmouth.
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)

Injured star 'keen' to make Arsenal comeback on Thursday ahead of NLD

Laurent Koscielny is keen to make his senior Arsenal comeback on Thursday, according to reports, after playing 45 minutes for the u23s on Monday.
Laurent Koscielny back in training

Assessed: Laurent Koscielny's first performance back after injury

Laurent Koscielny took part in his first match in almost seven months on Monday, starting for the u23s against Derby County.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the warm up before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How is he still an Arsenal player? Arsenal defender ratings

With another interlull underway, let's take a quick look at how the players have been faring this season so far.

Arsenal v Wolves: Training video, team news, match trivia, more

Arsenal have released a video of the team training ahead of their Premier League game against Wolves on Sunday.
Laurent Koscielny back in training

Arsenal star divulges bizarre method he's using to recover from injury

Laurent Koscielny is using yoga to aid his recovery from injury, according to his recent post on Instagram.
Mohamed Elneny. Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal injury updates ahead of Blackpool cup clash

Arsenal are set to make a host of changes for their Carabao Cup game against Blackpool with a few enforced due to injury. Injury blow...
Laurent Koscielny back in training

Arsenal tell star defender they won't stop him leaving in January: Barcelona interested

Laurent Koscielny has been told that Arsenal won't stop him leaving the club in January, according to a report.
Laurent Koscielny back in training

Laurent Koscielny returns to full training

Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training ahead of a first-team return next month.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal during Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Chelsea the at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Emery gives 'very positive' update on star's injury ahead of Leicester clash

Unai Emery says that Laurent Koscielny is starting to join full training with the first team for some things, a development which he describes as 'very positive'.

Koscielny 'heavily involved' in first-team training: Ahead of schedule

Laurent Koscielny was 'heavily involved' in first-team training on Wednesday, as he steps up his recovery ahead of schedule.

Tottenham star admits it's 'painful' to see Arsenal man suffering

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris has admitted it's 'painful' to see his France teammate Laurent Koscielny going through injury struggles after the defender spoke out on the subject.

Arsenal confirm 4-week injury blow

Arsenal have confirmed that Petr Cech will be sidelined for up to a month which is actually great news because it looked like he could be sidelined a lot longer.

Great news for 3 injured Arsenal stars

Arsenal are expecting to welcome Ainsley Maitland-Niles back from injury sooner than anticipated while Sead Kolasinac and Carl Jenkinson are back in training.

Koscielny's ongoing Achilles problems will finally be 'cured' after latest surgery

Laurent Koscielny's ongoing Achilles problems will finally be cured when he returns from his latest surgery, according to comments from Arsene Wenger.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Love Arsenal? Podcast talking West Ham, tactical evolution, midfield and goalkeeping dilemmas + more...

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Helen (and Lewis), and Sylvain talk through the first points of the Emery Era™, the...
SINGAPORE - JULY 28: Unai Emery head coach of Arsenal interviews during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)

Arsenal finally name their new captain

Arsenal will have five captains for the new season and Laurent Koscielny will captain the captains, making him the captain.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 1, 2018. Manchester City won the game 3-0.

Arsenal star admits he plans to leave when his contract expires

Laurent Koscielny has admitted he's thinking about moving on from Arsenal in 2020, when his contract expires, but his main concern for now is getting fit and healthy.

Arsenal star posts picture from France dressing room after World Cup win

Laurent Koscielny celebrated in the France dressing room after his country collected their second World Cup trophy.