Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has reportedly agreed to a sign new five-year deal with the Emirates club, according to reports in his homeland.
The French international has been in red hot form this season and has arguably been one of the best centre halves in the league. Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain are also said to be monitoring the defender, whose current contract will expire in 2017.
The club management have been working hard in recent months tying down important first team players to new deals with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky all penning new contracts at the club, while it appears a done deal with manager Arsene Wenger beyond the end of the season.
The report states that the Gunners have convinced Koscielny to sign a new contract which is set to keep him at the Emirates until 2019. The negotiations between Koscielny and the Gunners chiefs have progressed well and the new contract will be formally confirmed at the end of the season.
The partnership Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have forged in the past couple of seasons has transformed Arsenal’s central defence into one of Europe’s best and if the source is to be believed we will continue to see more of their work together for the coming seasons.
It is important we secure our top players and this deal will mean that Koscielny will be spending the best years of his career in North London. It would be great if we can keep Sagna too, but with negotiations stalled it looks increasingly likely that he’ll leave the club on a free transfer this summer, leaving a huge void for the Gunners to fill.
It seems that Wenger has seemingly managed to convince Koscielny that his future lies with the North London club and the French manager will now have his sights set on the FA Cup final against Hull City where he looks to end the trophy drought.
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