Laurent Koscielny is one of the best defenders to have ever played in the premier league. He was signed by the legendary manager, Arsene Wenger. Wenger picked him up from FC Lorient in 2010 for 12.5 million euros which now seems to be a huge bargain. Koscielny was later made the Captain for Gunners.
After spending 9 years at the London club, he has won the FA Cup and the English Super Cup three times. He has become one of the biggest faces of the Premier League with his consistency and leadership. In his time at Arsenal, he scored 27 times and assisted 5 which are some decent numbers for a defender. Laurent had a knack of scoring goals when they matter most. He did the same in the game against West Bromich Albion on the final match of 2011/12 season and also repeated similar heroism against Newcastle United in the next season.
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After 9 years, Koscienly has decided to leave the club for Bordeaux that plays in Ligue 1 in the French division. Bordeaux released an announcement video celebrating the signing. He was seen taking off his Arsenal jersey to uncover the Bordeaux jersey that he was wearing underneath. The signing has taken place for 5 million euros as quoted by BBC sport. The long-time Arsenal fans and critics have taken loads of criticism for Laurent to twitter about his video where he is taking off the Arsenal Jersey only to reveal his new team’s jersey. They believe that this was not good ethics.
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Arsenal had a very weak defense last season as they conceded more than 50 goals. Now, with the absence of Koscielny Unai Emery, the man in charge will have to find out replacements so as to improve their condition. Arsenal is eyeing defensive reinforcements as a priority and is interested in the RB Leipzig center-back, Dayot Upamecano, as well as Daniele Rugani from Juventus. According to the media, the bid for Upamecano has been rejected whereas with Rugani it seems like there is a real possibility that he might feature at the Emirates in the coming season.
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