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Laurent Koscielny has spoken of his desire to remain at Arsenal despite strong interest from Olympic Marseille.
Reports in France claim Marseille have made signing Koscielny a priority and are hoping to tempt the French man back to the Ligue 1.
But, the defender has revealed he wants to remain at Arsenal and has no intention to leave anytime soon.
“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. 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,” he said,as quoted by the Daily Cannon.
Having joined Arsenal from Lorient as a relatively unknown footballer in 2010, Koscielny has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best defenders under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger and he feels he owes the manager a lot and the only way to repay the club and the boss who have invested so much trust in him is by staying loyal to his contract.
“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.
“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.”
The defender turns 32 in September and still has about three years left in his contract at Arsenal. He is expected to play a key role in Arsenal’s title challenge next season and hopefully he stays fit to help us achieve our goal.
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