Koscielny rules out a return to France, ‘happy’ at Arsenal

Date published: Thursday 23rd February 2017 9:34

Laurent Koscielny has ruled out a return to France and insists he is “happy” with life at Arsenal “on and off the field”.

The Gunners signed Koscielny from French side Lorient in 2010 and the defender is now established as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s season has faltered in recent weeks, drifting off the pace in the title race and being thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

This has led to rumours of potential change at the club, but Koscielny – who has made over 270 appearances for Arsenal – wants to remain at the Emirates Stadium and has no intention of leaving for France in the near future.

“I have had no contact with a French club,” Koscielny told radio station RMC.

“And even if I had one, I would have cut it short very quickly.

“I do not see myself coming back to France for the moment.

“I am happy with my life on and off the field

“If my family and I are happy here, this is the most important.”

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