Report: Koscielny to sign new deal at Arsenal

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L’Equipe are reporting that Laurent Koscielny is set to sign a contract extension that will keep him at Arsenal until 2020.

The France international last put pen-to-paper on a contract in the summer of 2014 – a deal that has him under contract until either 2017 or 2019. L’Equipe report the former, while various other sources cite the latter.

The extension, however long it is for, is a reward for being one of the club’s most consistent performers and will bump up his wages just below star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

Since his arrival from Ligue 1 side Lorient six years ago, Koscielny has featured 262 times for the Club in all competitions, more than any other Arsenal player over the same period.

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Russ
Russ

Fantastic news!

Tidge
Tidge

“Ain’t no body like Koscielny”

Mr November
Mr November

Kos is Boss!

alex
alex

Imagine thinking we’d hand a player a 100k+ contract until he’s 35 just to ensure he sees out his prime at the club a few years ago. Evidence the club can compete with the best now
Add the reported extensions for Bellerin and Ozil.. very positive

Serpent
Serpent

Because he’s worth it!

Goonerste
Goonerste

Well his name is l’oreal Koscielny

Ponsonby gooner
Ponsonby gooner

I wonder if that means we’ll see a new deal offered to mertesacker too

Sam
Sam

I guess it couldn’t have been 17 cuz if it were the case, there would be a overload of rumours

Crew
Crew

Best CB in the league, top 10 CB in the world and the best we’ve had since Sol.
If there’s one player i see retiring with us it’s him. He’s an Arsenal Great.

skinny ricky
skinny ricky

Yes well on his way to becoming a great. And the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch is impeccable.

MyGee
MyGee

Ain’t nobody… 🙂

Alex
Alex

For me he is the best CB in Europe, no kidding! If he were playing in Real or Bayern or Barca, he’d be officially considered so.

Chris
Chris

Great stuff, love this man.

Thierry Bergkamp
Thierry Bergkamp

Mr Dependable. Mr Arsenal. In a few years, especially if trophies come during the same period, he’ll be mentioned alongside some of the great defenders of the past.

Bergkamp 3:16
Bergkamp 3:16

Make him captain too

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

No don’t do that. The captain always gets injured and/or leaves.

JJ's Bender
JJ's Bender

Debuchy for captain?!

Bergkamp 3:16
Bergkamp 3:16

I remember his debut just like it was yesterday. I always knew there was a quality defender in there despite the many errors he made in his first couple of seasons. It’s the reason why I scoff at comments dismissing Gabriel because of a few “dodgy” games. Gabriel will come good too. So to the naysayers who dismiss Gabriel because he hasn’t exactly set the world alight…actually I have nothing to say. Just shut the fuck up and enjoy the process of watching a rough diamond being polished by the grand architect, Arsene Wenger.

bob davis

Well deserved. One of my favourite players!

Goonermonkey
Goonermonkey

Awesome player. Great news. I remember there were doubts over him when he joined. People didn’t know if he would cut it, coming from the lower leagues in France. Now look at him. I personally think he’d get into any team in the world. We’re lucky to have him, but he also realises how much Arsenal have done for him. Should be captain.

Mega
Mega

I still remember being in the stands for ‘that’ 88th minute moment against Birmingham in the league cup final… He’s come such a long way… As has the whole team

bonda

yay!! 4 more years of a rock hard defence till the midfield matures into a granit coq!

shokim
shokim

Great news!

Somehow I am not worried when we have Kos bossing our defence. And he reminds me of Bart Simpson a whole lot. <3

Bob Davis

He reminds of that squinty eyed bloke from 3rd rock from the sun!

PFo
PFo

Legend.

Arsene McLovin
Arsene McLovin

And to think at one point I once thought Vermaeleen was better than him… The most consistent high performing hard tackling bastard (Costa) crunching last minute goal winning no nonsense beast of a CB. What a gem to have in our team!

Anthony
Anthony

Agree.

Though it has to be said that Vermaelen wasn’t a bad defender, and unfortunately loss of form and injuries blighted his Arsenal career. Still, sold him on for what must still be the most shrewd deal imaginable from an Arsenal perspective given the amount of playing time thereafter!

Roger Ramjet
Roger Ramjet

Contacts galore! Pay rises all round.

Espen
Espen

Now bump the salaries for Alexis and Ozil too!