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Wenger : We want Koscielny at Arsenal

Arsenal are moving in for Lorient centre-half Laurent Koscielny (24).

Speaking to “the sun”,  Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger said:

“There has been an approach for Koscielny and there still is one.”

Arsenal has already made an £8million bid for the player but the French club are holding out for more.

Koscielny, spoke out last week asking for Lorient to let him go, and Wenger insisted the Gunners are still in the hunt to sign him.

Wenger who recently said that there will be something happening before the end of the World Cup, “certainly on the defensive side.”

Wenger wants Koscielny to partner Thomas Vermaelen at the heart of the Arsenal defence for next season, and its would seem that a deal is only days away.

So what do we know about Laurent Koscielny?

Full name Laurent Koscielny
Date of birth 10 September 1985 (1985-09-10) (age 24)
Place of birth Tulle, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back

Koscielny began his career at En Avant de Guingamp where he played primarily as a Right full-back.
After joining Tours FC in 2007 we was converted into a central defender, and in the 2008–09 season he scored 5 goals in 34 games.

In May 2009, the UNFP named Koscielny in Ligue 2’s best XI for 2008–09. On 16 June 2009, FC Lorient signed Koscielny on a four-year contract for around 1.5 million euros.

Koscielny is also eligible to play for France & Poland due to his Polish roots.Koscielny has decided to apply for Polish citizenship but as yet, has not made a decision on which country he will represent.


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