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Laurent Koscielny talks up Arsene Wenger

Laurent Koscielny talks up Arsene Wenger

Another day, another Arsenal player talking up their boss as Wenger's contract nears its end Yesterday brought us comments from Olivier Giroud that amounted to him, speaking on behalf of the rest of the squad, proclaiming everyone wants to see Arsene Wenger sign a contract extension before the end of the season. Today, vice-captain Laurent Koscielny spoke up about how Wenger has made him and others into better players - and people in general: "You may say that we haven’t won the title for a long time, but he has not just built players, he’s built men too," Koscielny told Arsenal...
Former Premier League ref says Swansea City SHOULD have had a...

Former Premier League ref says Swansea City SHOULD have had a...

FORMER Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes Swansea should have been awarded a penalty against Arsenal, but has backed official Mike Jones's decision not to do so. Swansea were trailing 1-0 on the stroke of half-time when Ki Sung-Yueng burst into the Arsenal box and went down under pressure from Laurent Koscielny. READ MORE: Swansea City interested in former Chelsea striker Gael Kakuta, say reports Jones blew immediately and the majority of the Liberty Stadium crowd thought he...
The Sun Jan 13, 2017

Arsenal stars joke around at snowy training as Arsene Wenger confirms Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could return

ARSENAL players trained in the snow at London Colney as the weather continued to bite across the country. Wrapped up in hats, scarves and gloves, Arsene Wenger’s team larked about on a freezing morning. Wenger confirmed that a quartet of players are in line to return against Swansea. Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny and contract rebels […]
ESPN FC Jan 13, 2017

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal future not a factor in Mesut Ozil contract delay

Arsene Wenger expects a tough challenge from Swansea, and reveals Arsenal are still without Theo Walcott. Arsene Wenger suggests Carl Jenkinson will be leaving Arsenal soon, while denying moves for some big names. Shaka Hislop approves of Arsenals new deals with Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, and Francis Coquelin. A Theo Walcott brace would be enough to see 10-man Arsenal down Swansea City 3-2. LONDON -- Arsene Wenger says he doesnt think Mesut Ozils Arsenal future is tied directly to his own, but expressed optimism that the club can reach a new deal with the...
ESPN FC Jan 13, 2017

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey best suited in middle - Robbie Savage

Shaka Hislop approves of Arsenals new deals with Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, and Francis Coquelin. Aaron Ramsey needs to play centrally if he is to re-discover his best form for Arsenal and Wales, according to Robbie Savage. Ramsey has made just three Premier League starts for the Gunners this season, having been sidelined for two months with a hamstring injury picked up in the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on the opening day, and is still working his way back to peak physical condition. But even when not battling persistent injuries in recent years, Ramsey has struggled to hold down a...
ESPN FC Jan 12, 2017

New deals good business by Arsenal?

Shaka Hislop approves of Arsenals new deals with Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, and Francis Coquelin.
ESPN FC Jan 12, 2017

Arsenal deals for Giroud, Koscielny and Coquelin make case to Ozil, Sanchez

A Theo Walcott brace would be enough to see 10-man Arsenal down Swansea City 3-2. Craig Burley questions if Mesut Ozil is more interested in chasing titles or having a comfortable situation. Mesut Ozils recent comments on Arsene Wenger are up for debate by the FC crew and if his skill warrants his outspokenness. While all the focus in recent months has been on the contract situations of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal have been working behind the scenes to secure the futures of players who might be slightly less high-profile, but who are still important cogs in...
The Short Fuse Jan 12, 2017
Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin sign Arsenal contract extensions

Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin sign Arsenal contract extensions

The French trio have all committed their futures to the club. Today, Arsenal announced contract extensions for Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, and Francis Coquelin. All three Frenchmen have been important pieces in the squad in recent years, and all three have committed their futures to the club by penning long-term contracts. ✍️ ✍️ ✍️We’ve got some good news for you… #WeAreTheArsenal pic.twitter.com/jNuJROg44u— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 12, 2017 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had this to say about the extensions: “We are very pleased that three important...
Daily Mail Jan 12, 2017

Arsenal announce contract extensions for French trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin

Arsenal have announced contract extensions have been signed by Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin.
ESPN FC Jan 12, 2017

Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin sign new deals

A Theo Walcott brace would be enough to see 10-man Arsenal down Swansea City 3-2. Mats Hummels discusses Bayerns next UCL match against Arsenal, and the quality of German teammate Mesut Ozil. Craig Burley questions if Mesut Ozil is more interested in chasing titles or having a comfortable situation. Mesut Ozils recent comments on Arsene Wenger are up for debate by the FC crew and if his skill warrants his outspokenness. Steve Nicol recaps Arsenals scrappy 1-2 win at Preston in the FA Cup 3rd round. Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin...
Daily Mail Dec 27, 2016

Laurent Koscielny says 'we are not 11 or 18 players, we are 25 players' as he calls for Arsenal unity in title bid

Laurent Koscielny praised the strength in depth in the Arsenal ranks after Olivier Giroud marked his first Premier League start of the season with a Boxing Day late winner against West Bromwich Albion.
ESPN FC Dec 27, 2016

Laurent Koscielny: Everyone needs to be ready to fight for Arsenal

Olivier Giroud rescues Arsenals title hopes on Boxing Day with an 86th minute goal. Olivier Giroud rescues Arsenals title hopes on Boxing Day with an 86th minute goal. While Arsenal earned a hard-fought win, Craig Burley says Arsenal fans still may be a bit soft. West Brom manager Tony Pulis compares their tough 1-0 away loss against Arsenal to one of the same result vs. Chelsea. Arsene Wenger says his side must take advantage of other clubs moments of weakness to get back in the title race. Laurent Koscielny praised the strength in depth in the Arsenal...
The Independent Dec 27, 2016
Arsenal news: Laurent Koscielny issues rallying call to teammates to unite and fight for the Premier League title

Arsenal news: Laurent Koscielny issues rallying call to teammates to unite and fight for the Premier League title

Koscielny was pleased to see teammate Olivier Giroud score the winning goal against West Brom in his first Premier League start of the season
The Independent Dec 23, 2016
Arsenal news: Christmas party cancelled following advice of Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal news: Christmas party cancelled following advice of Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny

After back-to-back Premier League defeats, Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny felt that a Christmas party could be taken badly by fans
The Short Fuse Dec 21, 2016
Antoine Griezmann has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

Antoine Griezmann has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

Same, tbh Despite the encouragement of international teammate Laurent Koscielny, Antoine Griezmann has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid for Arsenal. Speaking to France Football, the 25-year old said “[Koscielny] speaks to me about it often. But I'm good in Madrid. I don't want to leave. I'm happy here.” It is not just Arsenal that Griezmann denied having interest in joining, as the Frenchman categorically denied having any intention of leaving Atletico Madrid for anyone, be it Real Madrid or Manchester United or Paris St. Germain. And with Griezmann under contract until 2021,...

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