Laurent Koscielny has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away this summer and says he has absolutely no reason to leave Arsenal.
Marseille have been rumoured to be interested in the centre-back, even though Koscielny only signed a new long-term deal at the beginning of the year.
The France international has once again pledged his future to the Gunners and says he is happy at the club he joined in 2010.
“When I first got here, I didn’t think about how long I would stay at this club, but now I am starting my eighth season so I am very happy with this,” Koscielny told the official Arsenal website. “I have a long contract with Arsenal and I have [no reason] to leave the club.
“I am just here to enjoy my job and give everything for the team, and get the best results for the club. If I can do all of that, then I am happy.”
Koscienly also took time out to praise manager Arsene Wenger, who signed a new two-year deal over the summer, as he continues to lead the club.
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“Arsene Wenger is a big [inspiration] for me. He bought me from France and has given me everything to help me play for Arsenal, and has helped me as a man too,” he added. “I have a big [loyalty] to this club and to the boss too.
“I have stayed here for seven years and I have learnt a lot from him, so I am happy to be here with him and to fight for him because he is a great person.”
Koscielny’s words are great to hear and should hopefully quieten the few rumours that had emerged about him returning to France.