Laurent Koscielny has set a date for when he will leave Arsenal after joining the club in 2010 (via Goal.com).
He has become a fringe figure at Arsenal as he aims for a return from injury but Laurent Koscielny is still on the books at the Emirates.
Koscielny joined the Gunners from Lorient in 2010 and has made over 300 appearances for the club.
That expected to continue but the Frenchman picked up a nasty Achilles injury against Atletico Madrid in May which ruled him out of the World Cup and half of the coming season.
Now, the 32-year-old has spoken about his future and revealed that he has set an end date for his Arsenal career.
“I’m under contract until June 2020. Afterwards? I’m thinking of moving on, but I do not know where,” he told French publication Nice-Matin.
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“This is not relevant anyway! I am in England, my family too. Then there will inevitably be a lot of question marks.
“The bottom line is to have health. I learned to relativise because there are so many more serious things in life.”
Laurent Koscielny has been a brilliant player for Arsenal in the last 8 years. The Frenchman has been one of the best defenders in Europe during spells of his Arsenal career and it’s a shame to have seen the injury he has picked up. Let’s hope he comes back in good form and can make a few more appearances before his Arsenal career comes to an end in 2020.