Laurent Koscielny Reveals Why He Has 'No Reason to Leave' Ahead of 8th Season With Arsenal

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Laurent Koscielny has insisted that he has "no reason to leave" Arsenal as he approaches his eighth season with the club.

The French defender has been a consistent performer for the Gunners since arriving from Lorient in 2010, establishing himself as one of the Premier League's top centre-backs.

And Koscielny has stressed that he has no intention of leaving the club any time soon, particularly after the trust he has been shown by manager Arsene Wenger.

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“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 told ​the club's website.

“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.

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“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.”

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