Arsenal have confirmed that Laurent Koscielny has signed a new long-term deal with the club.
The Frenchman has pledged his future to the club, after signing an extension in 2012, and his new deal is expected to run until 2018.
He’s become an integral part of the Arsenal defence alongside Per Mertesacker, and this is great news as big clubs like Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid had been sniffing around.
He told the official site, “I am very proud to have reached agreement with the Club on a new contract. I have enjoyed four great years at Arsenal already, and I look forward to continuing to help the team in the years to come.”
While Arsene Wenger said, “Laurent has proven himself to be an outstanding player since joining us in 2010 and has showed his quality once again this season. I am delighted he has decided to commit his future to the club.”
Koscielny joins Mertesacker, Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla as first team players who have signed new deals over the last couple of months.
A pre-cup final boost, hopefully, and fantastic news for all Arsenal fans.