Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has revealed he wants to end his playing career at the Emirates while also saying he rejected many offers in favour of staying at Arsenal, according to ESPN.
The defender has been a key member of the Gunners side and has been a mainstay at Arsenal since moving to the Emirates six years ago.
“For the moment, I have no reason to go and look elsewhere,” he told Le Journal du Dimanche, in an interview published before the game at Stoke. “I have everything I need to blossom.
“There were teams interested in me but I always asked myself if it was worth taking the risk. I’ve seen a good few players leave for a bigger club and find themselves on the substitutes’ bench.
“At the start of my career I was often on the bench. I hated it. I said to myself — never again.”
The midfielder also took the chance to talk up the Gunners chances of winning the premier league trophy at the end of the season.
“The title can’t be taken for granted but I prefer to be in this position than to be chasing after the others,”
“But after 10 years without a trophy, the cup wins have done us good,” he continued. “We had to pass that milestone.
“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.”
Koscielny has made 17 league appearances for the Gunners this season, scoring 3 goals.
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