Koscielny ‘addicted’ to Premier League intensity


Laurent Koscielny says he’s addicted to the intensity of the Premier League and joked that it’s his specialty to score important goals for Arsenal having netted on the final day of each of the last two seasons.

Speaking to regional press at the 50th anniversary of local side FC Argentacois, the centre-back, who is finally on holiday having finished his international duties with France, reflected on a long season while answering the now customary questions about his future.

“I have a four-year contract and for now I’m at Arsenal,” the 27-year-old told lamontagne.fr when quizzed about the interest of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Stressing that he’s a self-confessed “addict” of the Premier League, albeit one who is eager to “keep working to improve”, the defender continued by expounding the qualities of English football.

“There is so much intensity, so much physical impact. The philosophy of the game is going from one goal to another. Every weekend the games are important when you’re selected.”

Asked about his winning goal against Newcastle United which secured Champions League football for Arsenal at the expense of Spurs, the Frenchman joked that it wasn’t the first time he’d come up trumps having done the same against West Bromwich Albion at the climax of the 2011/12 season.

“Last year, I also scored the goal that sent us in the Champions League. It has become my specialty!

Just kidding…the most important thing is that Arsenal is in the Champions League. It’s super exciting to play against the best teams in Europe.”

Looking ahead to pre-season with the Gunners, Kos also touched on the atmosphere in the camp and how he gets on with all his teammates.

“I feel good as part of the team. There are many different characters as in any professional environment. I am calm and I get along with everyone. There’s a good atmosphere amongst the group.”

There’s nothing particularly ground breaking in any of the above, but it’s good to hear Laurent is enjoying life in England.


Cheers to @SiuFay for the heads up.

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