Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has been discussing his future and admits while a departure is “possible” he is in no hurry to leave the Gunners.
The France international has been a huge hit in north London since arriving from Lorient in 2010 and has taken on the armband in the absence of injured skipper Per Mertesacker.
Koscielny has previously admitted he would never join PSG and would like to finish his career either in England or with former club Lorient.
The defender has enjoyed a fine start to the season alongside summer signing Shkrodran Mustafi and the 31-year-old has been named in the current France squad for their World Cup qualifier with Sweden and friendly against Ivory Coast.
Asked about his future, Koscielny insists he is happy in north London but brushed off speculation he could be tempted away from the Emirates.
“My future? I work really well at the club, and they are also happy with my work so I don’t see why there would be a reason to leave,” he told Telefoot.
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“Desire to travel? It is always possible, but at the moment I haven’t bought a plane ticket.”
Koscielny’s words will be a big boost to Arsenal fans with the centre-back having cemented himself as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League over the last few seasons.
The defender’s burgeoning partnership with Mustafi also holds great promise with the Gunners having conceded just 11 goals in 11 Premier League games.
Prior to Sunday’s game against Tottenham, Koscielny had only conceded two fouls all season, both on Diego Costa, although that record has been tarnished somewhat after he conceded a penalty against Spurs.