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Arsenal ready to let Laurent Koscielny depart

Arsenal ready to let Laurent Koscielny depart

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches under Unai Emery, albeit with a controversial draw against Crystal Palace.

The Gunners have started well under the Spanish boss, however, many are waiting for him to face some of the Premier League’s biggest sides before passing judgement on how well things really are.

The defence, although it still has its flaws, has improved considerably since Emery arrived, as they managed to make a number of additions in the summer to strengthen it.

Laurent Koscielny has not been involved yet as he continues to return from the injury that he picked up last season, however, it now appears that he may not feature for the club at all.

According to a report by TEAMtalk, Arsenal are believed to be open to letting the former France international leave the Emirates Stadium should an offer come in for him.

The 33-year-old is thought to be attracting interest from Barcelona, who are believed to be keen to add him to their ranks as short-term cover for their own defensive woes.

The Verdict:

Although Sokratis was signed and a partnership between Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding appears to be working, it would not be a great move to let Koscielny go in the summer.

The defender has been a stalwart for the Gunners since joining the club back in 2010, having made almost 250 appearances for the club.

Fans will still argue, despite having been criticised at times, he is one of the best defenders the club has to offer and would put him in the first-team, once he is fully fit and available to do so.

Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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