It’s not like there have been any serious rumours linking Laurent Koscielny with an exit but having been confined to the bench for much of this season, due to a combination of injury and dodgy form, the French press have taken it upon themselves to question our centre-back on whether his future lies at Arsenal.
Given it’s only eight months since he penned a new long-term deal at the Emirates, the 27-year-old made clear that despite a complicated season he has no intention of quitting London.
“This season has been more difficult for me. I’ve had injuries and some disappointing performances.
“I’m not worrying about my future at Arsenal. I still have four years on my contract, the club has confidence in me.
“I feel good in London and so do my family. I don’t want to go elsewhere.”
Reflecting on the Gunners’ aims for the rest of the season Koscielny also reasserted the positive mood in the camp as they look to secure Champions League qualification again.
“We had certain objectives at Arsenal, we have one left: fourth place. The mood is good, it’s better.”
All sensible stuff from Laurent. Let’s hope he comes through his bout of international duty with his confidence and limbs intact. The former Lorient man has looked much more like his old self in the last couple of games and he could well prove a vital player in the season’s climax.