A few years ago I seem to remember hearing some comments from the Arsenal and France international defender Laurent Koscielny about his burning desire to win things in his playing career, with the suggestion that if this was not going to0 happen with the Gunners then he would be forced to leave north London for a club with more ambition.
Since then the centre back has been able to celebrate two back to back FA cup trophy successes and he does seem to be happy where he is. But when the German Bundesliga champions come knocking you cannot ignore the fact that a player like Koscielny who is nearing the final few years at the peak of his powers might be tempted.
That means that we might need to be worried about Arsenal being able to hang on to one of our best players as the Sunday Express has reported that the German giants are keen on Koscielny and that talks with the Frenchman over a new contract have stalled.
Then we see that the wages package on offer to the 30-year old is just £90,000 a week and I am left wondering why Arsenal do not simply offer him more. Do Wenger and the Arsenal board not realise that it would take a lot more than what we would spend by giving him, for example. £120,000 a week and showing him how important he is, to get a replacement of similar quality?
Come on Arsenal, stop messing about and give our best defender whatever it takes to make him forget about Bayern Munich and commit his future to the Gunners!