Koscielny’s future up in the air
Laurent Koscielny’s agent has given a fresh update on his client’s future with Arsenal.
The Frenchman joined Arsenal in 2010 from FC Lorient.
Koscielny has since gone on to make 350 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal. He has also helped them win three FA Cups.
The 33-year-old is currently contracted to the Gunners until 2020 and it is still unknown if he will sign a fresh deal.
His agent had this to say in a recent interview:
“We will take some thinking time, we will meet with the club at the end of the season. He will also make up his own mind.” As quoted by football.london.
While, according to his agent, it does sound as though Koscielny is still making up his mind, the defender didn’t seem too keen to stay in London once his contract was up when he said this in an interview back in 2018:
“I’m under contract until June 2020.
“Afterwards? I’m thinking of moving on, but I do not know where.
“This is not relevant anyway. I am in England, my family too. Then there will inevitably be a lot of question marks.
“The bottom line is to have health. I learned to revitalise because there are so many more serious things in life.” As quoted by football.london.
Koscielny to be rested vs Brighton?
As well as Koscielny’s future still being up in the air, him starting in Arsenal’s next tie is also questionable.
Arsenal played Valencia on Thursday and Koscielny had to be subbed off late in the game.
Unai Emery went on to reveal that he may need to rest the centre-back vs Brighton.
Koscielny maybe rested. “I hope that he is going to be OK for Sunday and the [UEL] second leg away, but I don’t know,” said Emery. “Laurent was very tired. He ran back with the transitions – 50 metres for a sprint [2nd half] – it’s normal that he can be tired or struggling.” #AFC
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The Gunners are currently two points behind 4th-placed Chelsea and need to beat the Seagulls to stand any chance of making the top four.