Arsenal fans are looking rather relieved here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by Metro that one of their defenders is likely to stay at the Emirates Stadium this summer.
It has long been rumoured that Laurent Koscielny was on his way out of the North London club and several clubs were sniffing around the defender, including Champions League winners Bayern Munich, yet now it seems the player has done a U-turn and committed his future to the club.
In comments that have reassured Gunners fans, the 27-year-old noted that: “I feel very well at Arsenal. I am aware it’s a great club and I have a four-year contract.
“I know there’s talk about me and Barcelona and Bayern, but people make their own conclusions.
“The facts are simple: I have a contract at a club where I am happy. Full stop. We all know how situations change in football but I repeat that I’m not one to make castles in the sky.
“I live in the moment, I seek nothing but to play the best I can.
“In my mind my goal is to win trophies with Arsenal with whom I’m about to start pre-season training.
“I’ve no ulterior motives. I’m at a healthy club, which plays beautiful football, has no debts, sticks to its own budget and plays in the Champions League. Not many players can say the same.”
Arsenal are still yet to make their first move of the summer transfer window but remain linked to the likes of Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Swansea City’s Ashley Williams.
Arsenal fans. Would Koscielny have been within his rights to expect a move to Bayern this summer? Is he good enough yet? Let us know your thoughts below.
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