Although Arsenal don’t give details about the length of the deal it is believed to be five years.
Since arriving at Arsenal in 2010 from Lorient Koscielny has improved immensely and is now seen as one of, if not the top centreback at the club playing over 85 games during his time at Arsenal.
Hisform with Arsenal has led to an international call-up and his winner against West Brom in the last game of the season, along with Fulop’s display, helped to secure third place and Champions League football.
Speaking about the new deal, Wenger said:
Laurent has been outstanding for us over the last two seasons. When you consider that until 2009 he was playing in Ligue 2 in France and that he is now performing at the very top level in the Premier League and for his country, the development that he has shown has been absolutely exceptional. Laurent is a top-class player and I am very pleased he has decided to commit his future to the Club.
Koscielny himself added:
I’m delighted to have reached agreement with the Club. I have had a fantastic time here and look forward to an exciting future with Arsenal.
Super news to start the day wouldn’t you agree?
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