LAURENT KOSCIELNY

  • No need for January signings, says Arsenal's Wenger December 12, 2014

    Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has risked angering frustrated fans by saying the under-performing London club do not need any January signings if everyone in the current squad stays fit. The Frenchman has come under mounting criticism in recent weeks as Arsenal's title challenge has faltered at an early stage again with...
  • Aaron Ramsey ends Arsenal's 5year wait for opening win in EPL August 17, 2014

    London: Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a winning start to the Premier League for the first time in five years on Saturday, grabbing a stoppagetime goal in a 21 victory over managerless Crystal Palace. Ramsey emerged as a scoring force in midfield last season, and carried on where he left off with...
  • World Cup 2014: France's Giroud, Koscielny cleared to resume training June 13, 2014

    Ribeirao: France striker Olivier Giroud and center half Laurent Koscielny have been cleared to take part in Thursday's training session after sitting out the previous day's practice to have some physio treatment. Giroud had some tightness in his left hamstring and Koscielny, his Arsenal club teammate, has some tendinitis in his...
  • Laurent Koscielny urges Arsenal to spend big this summer June 6, 2014

    Clairefontaine: Defender Laurent Koscielny backs coach Arsene Wenger to oversee a new era of success at Arsenal, providing he buys at least four players including a topclass striker this summer. Arsenal, who won the FA Cup to end a long trophy drought, led the English Premier League for long...
  • Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win with trophy parade May 18, 2014

    For the tens of thousands Arsenal fans lining the streets of north London on Sunday, it had been a long time coming. After nine years spent desperately waiting for a title, they finally got the chance to celebrate the end of the drought as the Gunners paraded the FA Cup on...
  • Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny signs new deal May 9, 2014

    London: Laurent Koscielny has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new contract with the Premier League club. The 28yearold France defender has played 163 times for the north London club in the four years since leaving French side Lorient. Manager Arsene Wenger says "Laurent has proven himself to be an...
  • Arsenal survive late scare at Villa to go top January 14, 2014

    London: Arsenal survived a late scare to regain top spot in the Premier League with a 21 victory at Aston Villa on Monday, both their goals arriving in the space of a minute in the first half. England midfielder Jack Wilshere opened the scoring after 34 minutes with an accurate leftfoot...
  • France's Koscielny cleared to play World Cup opener December 3, 2013

    Zurich: France defender Laurent Koscielny has been cleared to play from the start of next year's World Cup after FIFA only gave him a onematch suspension for his red card against Ukraine in the first leg of their playoff. Koscielny was sent off in injury time of the 20 loss in...
  • Arsenal draw 22 with Napoli in Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    London: A late header by Laurent Koscielny capped a spirited comeback for Arsenal as they drew 22 against Napoli before a home crowd at the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Earlier, Galatasaray beat FC Porto 10 to take a lead in the twoday preseason tournament. Arsenal were down 20 at halftime after...
  • Laurent Koscielny to stay at Arsenal June 27, 2013

    The Gunner's 27yearold defender, Laurent Koscielny is planning to stay at the Emirates despite big teams like Bayern Munich chasing the French international. Koscielny has a fouryear contract left with the England club and stated that he will see through that. "I have a fouryear contract. For now, I am...
  • Arsenal's Koscielny on Bayern, Barca radar June 17, 2013

    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny had already fuelled speculations on his future with Gunners and it seems Bayern Munich and Barcelona are interested in buying the French defender. The 15millionrated Frenchman had joined Gunners 8.5m from Lorient three years ago and has has four years left on his contract at the Emirates....
  • Champions League: Bayern reach quarters despite 2-0 loss to Arsenal March 14, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich barely staved off an improbable comeback on Wednesday, eliminating Arsenal from the Champions League despite a 2-0 loss at home to leave England without a team in the quarter-finals for the first time in 17 years. Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal and early lead in the third minute and...
  • Koscielny commits to new Arsenal contract July 24, 2012

    France international Laurent Koscielny has agreed to a longterm contract with Arsenal, much to the delight of Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger. "Laurent has been outstanding for us over the last two seasons," Wenger told Arsenal's official website. "When you consider that until 2009 he was playing in Ligue 2 in France...