Bayern Munich target rules out summer Arsenal exit

Laurent Koscielny is happy with Arsenal, and can see no reason why he would want to leave the club.

The French international defender signed a new contract back in November, tying him to the Gunners until the summer of 2020, and has no intentions of leaving the club prior to the end of his deal.

Koscielny has played a key role in our first-team for seven seasons now, and is currently our vice-captain, although with Per Mertesacker playing limited matches, the 31 year-old is more often than not the captain on the field.

Bayern Munich have been credited with an interest in his signature for some time, while Marseille have made their intention to sign him this summer public, but the defender has ruled out any chance of him quitting the club.

“When I first got here, I didn’t think about how long I would stay at this club  – but now I am starting my eighth season so I am very happy with this,” Koscielny said.

“I am happy in my life every day, not just the football but my life with my wife and kids in London. We enjoy it, that’s why I have stayed for a long time here.

“I have a long contract with Arsenal and I have [no reason] to leave the club. I am just here to enjoy my job and give everything for the team, and get the best results for the club. If i can do all of that, then I am happy.”

He added: “Arsene Wenger is a big [inspiration] for me. He bought me from France and has given me everything to help me play for Arsenal, and has helped me as a man too.

“I have a big [loyalty] to this club and to the boss too. I have stayed here for seven years and I have learnt a lot from him, so I am happy to be here with him and to fight for him because he is a great person.”

Koscielny is currently trying to regain full fitness following a back injury, but should be ready to play a key role in our exciting squad for the upcoming term.

Would Arsenal’s defence be lost without Koscielny? Can he play on until 2020 in a first-team capacity?

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Bayern Munich Koscielny Marseille


  1. Take note alexis always giving out Sanchez loyal is the word bench warmer at Barca” good player at udenise u have great season is first time we miss. champions league team suffered cause this greedy little lego man oh pep wants me always remember arsenal made u not u made arsenal cause if u did we be champions league rant over get out of this great football club and bring in dris mertens which is gona happen but mite not cause he wants pep at city which will never be greater club than arsenal

  2. If wenger is looking for cheaper alternatives to ur midfield problem den he should b looking at Geoffrey kondogbia or krychiowiak or jorginho. They hv all bin overlooked.

  3. Koscielny is a good guy and one of our greatest players.
    Let’s get him a PL Trophy

    Really proud of him
    He will always be remembered by the fans
    Not just a world class player but a world class fan favourite too

    Loyalty is always appreciated
    He stands by us and we stand by him.
    Ox and Alexis take note

    Who remembers the first time he played against Barca with us? He totally owned Messi. Amazing performance

    He replaced Senderos (if I remember correctly) who left same summer we got Koscielny. Much better.


  4. Alexis must go. Sad that I have his away jersey when he was #17. I said it during the season, and I’ll say it again. He became a prik in the dressing room. Rarely attends others players birthdays with their families. Please don’t lump The Ox with him. The Ox wants to play and not get shuffled around. They let his contract rundown and he’s not in it for the money like greedy bratty Sanchez

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