Arsenal defender and French international Laurent Koscielny who has undoubtedly become the best defender has in the squad has been targeted by a number of clubs for about 2 to 3 seasons now and the interests have not stopped coming for the player but he believes he is not ready to make any switch.
The former FC Lorient defender has been very fantastic for the Gunners for some seasons now and seems to be improving with every season despite his age.
The 30-year-old has attracted interests from clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and so on but has insisted he will stay at Arsenal.
He was recently interviewed by Journal du Dimanche and he said that, “For the moment, I have no reason to go anywhere else. I have all that I need to thrive here. I have had contacts [with other clubs], but I always asked myself if it was worth taking the risk. I have seen a fair amount of players leave for a bigger club just to find themselves on the bench.”“At the start of my career, I was often on the bench. I hated it. I told myself: never again. I made risky choices: by leaving Guingamp for Tours, in the National [3rd division], I did not know where I was going. But I knew that I had the abilities for Ligue 1.”
He also expressed his concerns about the injuries when he said, “We need to progress consistently and to beef up our squad. Actually we are there, but we lose too many elements through injury during the season. It is difficult when you cannot count on four or five people for six months. ””It is like that every year, I do not know where it comes from. That stops us from getting to the level of the top 5 teams.”
He said about the English Premier League title chase that, “The title can’t be taken for granted but I prefer to be in this position than to be chasing after the others. ”
“There are four months left to play so it will be complicated. The Premier League is becoming more of a level playing field. Average teams can now recruit very good players [due to TV money] which until now had only joined the top five teams.”
“But after 10 years without a trophy, the FA Cup wins have done us good. For the past three years, we’ve kept our spine. We know each other better so that allows us to win matches that we would have lost before.”
Hopefully, he can be the difference for Arsenal against Chelsea on Sunday and avoid another fracas with football fights champion Diego Costa.