A key reason for Arsenal’s fourth place finish and FA Cup run has certainly been the centre back partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
On Friday afternoon some excellent news came out from the club reagrding the future of Frenchman Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal confirmed that the 28 year old defender had signed a new ‘long-term contract’ at the club.
Arsenal fans on twitter were ecstatic with the news.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 9, 2014
A new contract for Koscielny is huge. Could have moved anywhere.
— Culann Davies (@CulannDavies) May 9, 2014
Laurent Koscielny hasn’t misplaced a pass in the Premier League since the 84th min vs. Hull (196 minutes of action). pic.twitter.com/f2p3XyeXVt
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 9, 2014
Has Koscielny signed a new contract with this club? Yes. Can he sign Sagna’s new contract too? I don’t know about that.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) May 9, 2014
— Michael (@GoonerNo1) May 9, 2014
Chuffed to bits that Kos has signed new contract now and it’s out of the way before the Transfer window ITK ruin the summer
— Töre A G (@tag1403) May 9, 2014
Great news about Koscielny – he must have been aware bigger clubs were monitoring him. It’s all about the badge.
— ‘Big’ Steve (@AFCSteve) May 9, 2014
Impressed that Arsenal have managed to secure new contracts for some our big first team players like Per, Koscielny, Ramsey + Rosicky! #AFC
— Geörge Farringtön (@gfarrington123) May 9, 2014
Great news that Laurent Koscielny has signed a new long term deal with #AFC just need Sagna to follow suit now…
— Chris Hanrahan (@CHanrahan1982) May 9, 2014
Koscielny signing a new contract,great news, best defender in the league
— MARKO (@marko_cfc) May 9, 2014
Koscielny-BFG-Rambo-Ox-Jack-Gibbo all on long term contracts now. The core is established,just need to add a few WC players to this bunch.
— Anirudh (@Anirudh6196) May 9, 2014
Brilliant news that Koscielny has signed a new deal. Best defender in the league. Truly world class. Such a complete defender.
— Club Level Gooner (@ClubLevelGooner) May 9, 2014
For me, the thing that distinguishes Koscielny from other great centre backs is his composure on the ball. He always has total control.
— Arsenal Man (@Arsenal_Man123) May 9, 2014