Arsenal central defender Laurent Koscielny has stated that he has turned down offers from rival clubs and is considering playing for the Gunners until the end of his career.
The 30-year-old has been in an amazing form for Arsenal and has helped his team reach the top of the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Stoke City last weekend.
Arsenal has conceded just 21 goals in 22 matches this season and Koscielny has been instrumental of that success.
With such amazing performances, the Frenchman could stand alongside Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane in the upcoming Euro 2016 set to be in France.
Koscielny is currently in his sixth season for the Gunners and the man from Tulle has not given much thought of leaving the Emirates stadium in the future.
“For the moment, I have no reason to go and look elsewhere. I have everything I need to blossom. There were teams interested in me but I’ve seen a good few players leave for a bigger club and find themselves on the substitutes’ bench.” Koscielny said to Le Journal du Dimanche.
Koscielny started his career in Arsenal as a backup defender and spent much of his time on the bench. Following his success recently with the club, the Frenchman is adamant not to go back into the reserves.
Arsenal has 16 matches left in the Premier League and Koscielny believes that the Gunners are in a good position to lift the Premier League title this season. After suffering 10 years without any trophies, Arsenal has enjoyed two FA Cup victories on the trot against Hull City and Aston Villa respectively.
Arsenal won the Premier league for the last time in 2004 and will be hoping to break the duck this time around with the team being in an amazing form.
“The title can’t be taken for granted but I prefer to be in this position that to be chasing after the others.” Koscielny added.
He also went on to state that Arsenal has been able to keep hold of their spine for the last three years which is allowing the Gunners to win certain matches which they would have lost otherwise.
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