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European giants looking to take advantage of Arsenal star’s situation

Laurent-KoscielnyThere are some rather worried faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern, and they all belong to Arsenal fans.

Our landlord informs us that the Daily Telegraph have noted that the Gunners will face a huge fight to hold onto Laurent Koscielny, who is being tracked by Bayern Munich, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain.

The European giants realise that Koscielny is only on wages of £50,000-a-week with the Gunners and would certainly be able to better those terms.

As one of our punters n0tes, that is not an easy task for Arsenal, and the three sides tracking the defender are not short of money or genuine chances at success.

Given Arsenal are not even guaranteed top four football, we can understand why Koscielny is hesitant to pen a new deal with the North London club.

Arsenal are willing to offer the French international defender a substantial pay rise on his current deal of £50,000 per week and place him in line with the other defenders at the club, most of whom are earning at least a third more than the sought-after former Lorient star.

As one of our punters notes over a pint, we think that when a side like Bayern Munich come calling, it is very hard to turn them and the chance of constant success down.

Arsenal fans. Is keeping Koscielny at the Emirates Stadium almost as important as signing a new striker? Let us know your thoughts below.


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