July 25, 2017 by
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger took the very usual step of changing his formation to three centre-backs at the end of last season for the first time in over two decades.
The indications from pre-season are that the veteran French boss may stick with three at the back for the start of the new campaign. However, when everybody is fit who should start in the heart of the Gunners defence?
Arsenal now have decent options
Arsenal now have decent centre-back options in Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel, Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding. Then there are the versatile options of Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers if the latter stays of course. .......Read more here.....
June 28, 2017 by
Serie A fallen giants AC Milan have reportedly set their sights on Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
The Daily Mirror understands that the Italian heavyweights look to continue the rebuilding process by adding experience and quality to their back line and Laurent Koscielny has been identified as one of the top summer transfer targets.
The 31-year-old has been already linked with a return to France as Marseille expressed interest in the experienced Gunners star. Koscielny suggested Marseille move could be hard to resist in the future, given the fact he was a Marseille fan in his young days. .......Read more here.....
June 14, 2017 by
According to Le10 Sport, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has been targeted by an unnamed Chinese club, who are looking to unsettle the Frenchman and prize him away from the Emirates Stadium to the Chinese Super League. Koscielny has been at Arsenal for seven years since his move from Lorient, making 290 appearances for the Gunners.
But he could be on his way out if reports are to be believed….. .......Read more here.....
June 12, 2017 by
Premier League outfit Arsenal could end up losing more players than they would have expected this summer.
Much of the Arsenal-related transfer stories revolved around futures of star player Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are yet to put pen to paper on new deals with the Gunners. The former has been a particularly hot transfer topic with Bayern Munich reportedly willing to go as high as €100 million for the Chilean star.
However, a couple of more players such as David Ospina, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud have also made headlines with speculation about their potential moves away from Emirates. .......Read more here.....
May 21, 2017 by
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being sent off 14 minutes into Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton. The French international was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Enner Valencia, meaning manager Arsene Wenger will have a selection headache for the forthcoming clash at Wembley.
Koscielny’s absence will be a big disappointment for Wenger as he was already an injury doubt ahead of the Everton clash. The Arsenal boss was keen to give his centre-back game time to ready him for an intense cup final to come, but now the Londoners will have a makeshift backline to take to Wembley against the Premier League champions. .......Read more here.....
May 18, 2017 by
According to reports, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, who has been suffering from a calf injury, could return in time to face Everton in Sunday’s final Premier League clash. The French international missed Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Sunderland on Tuesday night but is believed to be on the recovery trail and could be back in training this week in preparation.
Koscielny has been key at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions. The former Lorient centre-back played in every game in the Champions League and didn’t lose a game in which he stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes. Koscielny has missed four of Arsenal’s last nine league outings but is believed to be making progress behind the scenes. .......Read more here.....
May 16, 2017 by
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscienly has been struggling with injury for quite some time now and the French international has moved on to reveal the true extent of his Achilles problem.
Koscielny was diagnosed with chronic tendinitis in both feet during an international break in 2014 by the French Football Federation and the 31-year-old has indeed suffered a couple of Achilles problems since although he did feature regularly for the good part of the past three years. .......Read more here.....
May 15, 2017 by
Arsenal host bottom of the table Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, in a game the Gunners simply have to win in order to keep alive their Champions League hopes.
The situation is now simple for the north London side, they have to win their two remaining games and hope Liverpool or Manchester City slip-up in their games.
Liverpool now have a four-point lead on the Gunners, but Arsene Wenger’s team have a game in hand on the Reds. City are three points ahead of Arsenal having played the same amount of games. Both the Gunners rivals have favourable games. .......Read more here.....
May 01, 2017 by
It’s as if Arsenal fans are in mood for more bad news following a comprehensive defeat at White Hart Lane, but there are growing reports that captain Laurent Koscielny could leave Emirates at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old defender has been one of the most reliable performers for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, during which he made 30 Premier League performances and another eight in the Champions League.
The experienced French international could end up leaving the north London side, however, after another season of failed expectations and constant failure to capture a league title. .......Read more here.....
April 28, 2017 by
This weekend is, of course, the north London derby, as Arsenal visit north London rivals Tottenham in a massive Premier League clash.
As always there has been combined teams and talk of who would get into whose team. However, Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson reckons the only Arsenal player who would get into the Tottenham team is forward Alexis Sanchez.
In all honesty, it is hard to agree with Merse on this one. He can be an idiot at times, but I think he is pretty accurate in his assessment of this: Sanchez is probably the only Gunners player who would get in the Spurs team. .......Read more here.....