Laurent Koscielny

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The fall out from Arsenal - It's important to be realistic with the final on the horizon.

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Having had to miss the game due to work commitments last night I was more than surprised to see the wave of negativity towards Antonio Conte after the game and call for some perspective as we are only half-way through the semi-final tie.
Let me start by saying that I have called for Antonio Conte to attack Arsenal for two weeks running based on the two reasons.

Injuries force Arsenal to bring U23 players into training for Forest game

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The Arsenal injury crisis goes on and Arsene Wenger has lost nearly half of his First XI players ahead of another congested fixture list in January. We had already been deprived ofOlivier Giroud, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and, of course, Santi Cazorla before the Premier League draw against Chelsea on Tuesday, [.

FA Cup specialists Arsenal fancied to see off Forest

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FA Cup holders Arsenal head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday hoping to take the first step on the road back to Wembley next May.

The Gunners have won the competition three times in the last four years, but their form in the Premier League continues to be frustrating.

They needed a 92nd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday and are sixth in the table, five points adrift of the top four and stuggling to qualify for the Champions League once again.

FA Cup specialists Arsenal fancied to see off Forest

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FA Cup holders Arsenal head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday hoping to take the first step on the road back to Wembley next May.

The Gunners have won the competition three times in the last four years, but their form in the Premier League continues to be frustrating.

They needed a 92nd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday and are sixth in the table, five points adrift of the top four and stuggling to qualify for the Champions League once again.

Merry Christmas, Sanity is Over – Arsenal v Liverpool player ratings

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Woo, that turned out better than I expected a good way into proceedings.

Slightly disappointed that we didn't come away with all three points just to be able to rub their noses in it but hey ho, we could be feeling a whole lot worse over Christmas.

Cech must love playing for Arsenal there is always so much for him to do.

Pogba sees red over Koscielny reaction to dismissal

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho revealed Paul Pogba was furious with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny for his role in the red card that rules the Manchester United midfielder out of next weekend’s summit meeting with Manchester City.

Pogba was sent off in the 74th minute of United’s 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday for a crude challenge on Hector Bellerin.

Pogba sees red over Koscielny reaction to dismissal

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho revealed Paul Pogba was furious with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny for his role in the red card that rules the Manchester United midfielder out of next weekend’s summit meeting with Manchester City.

Pogba was sent off in the 74th minute of United’s 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday for a crude challenge on Hector Bellerin.

Lorient keen to agree deal with Arsenal for £20m star

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According to The Sun, Lorient chairman Loic Fery has suggested Laurent Koscielny wants to leave Arsenal for a return to Ligue 1. This comes after the centre-back reaffirmed his desire to remain at the Emirates and fight through pain to prolong his playing career.

Fery claimed the Arsenal defender spoke to him in the English capital earlier this month and told him of his desired to bookend his career with his former club.

Laurent Koscielny Arsenal exit plan revealed

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Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny wants to leave the club to finish his career at former club Lorient, according to the French club's...

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How many years does Laurent Koscielny have left at Arsenal before his return to France?

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Arsenal's most influential defender for the last few years has definitely been the veteran French international Laurent Koscielny, but at the grand old age of 32 he cannot be expected to keep up with the pace of the Premier League for too much longer. And it seems that our captain has revealed to the Lorient [.

Wenger Says Referee Got Controversial Decision Penalty Right

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Arsene Wenger declared Arsenal's latest stoppage-time winner against Burnley 'a clear penalty' but the decision left opposite number Sean Dyche with a bitter case of deja vu at Turf Moor.

Arsenal have now won their last three games against the Clarets in added time, with another Alexis Sanchez spot-kick settling matters at the Emirates in January and a Laurent Koscielny handball breaking Burnley hearts three months earlier.

Holding, fit-again Koscielny and Monreal to seal Arsenal’s defence today?

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Arsenal return from the international break to face a sticky away game at Watford, and it was thought we had defensive problems ahead of the game but it seems that Arsene Wenger is pretty confident that Laurent Koscielny will be fit to return to the centre of defence but there is no chance of Shkrodan [.

France lose Koscielny for World Cup ties

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Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps has called up Marseille central defender Adil Rami, who was a succesful last minute draft for Euro 2016, after Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny pulled out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

In their final two qualifiers for Russia 2018, France play in Bulgaria on October 7 and then host Belarus three days later, knowing six points would qualify them for the finals.

France lose Koscielny for World Cup ties

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Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps has called up Marseille central defender Adil Rami, who was a succesful last minute draft for Euro 2016, after Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny pulled out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

In their final two qualifiers for Russia 2018, France play in Bulgaria on October 7 and then host Belarus three days later, knowing six points would qualify them for the finals.

Pick your Arsenal defence with Koscielny AND Kolasinac out?

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Arsenal fans, and Arsene Wenger of course, will be hoping that he does not have to select his Arsenal side to face Brighton tomorrow without the French centre back Laurent Koscielny or the left sided summer signing Sead Kolasinac being available, but in the injury update he gave to the Arsenal website the boss did [.

The summer transfer business Arsenal must do before the window closes

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What summer transfer business have Arsenal done so far and what do they still need to do? Let's take an overview of the Gunners' summer transfers so far... Arsenal have gone for...

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Koscielny confirms he is ready to face Chelsea

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Arsenal have been playing with Mohamed Elneny in the back three on tour due to Holding and Chambers taking an extended break, and Gabriel was left in London having treatment. Then Laurent Koscielny sustained a back injury in training, leaving only Bielik, Monreal and Per Mertesacker as our only central defenders until the Big German [.

AC Milan can forget about buying Laurent Koscielny

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The latest Arsenal rumours are saying that the Spanish giants AC Milan are going to try and convince Arsene Wenger to sell Laurent Koscielny. We all know that Wenger has stated he needs to cut some of the players out of our 'heavy' squad, but our captain is definitely not one of them! Wenger plucked [.

Critics made me stronger says Mertesacker

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal’s FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.

With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days in Saturday’s Wembley showpiece against Chelsea.

Critics made me stronger says Mertesacker

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal’s FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.

With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days in Saturday’s Wembley showpiece against Chelsea.

Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal’s Cup glory

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London (AFP) – Over a year after Per Mertesacker last started for Arsenal, the German defender came in from the cold to provide the inspiration for his side’s dramatic FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on Saturday.

With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days.

Mustafi out of Cup Final! What are Arsenal’s options now?

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There is a saying that when it rains at Arsenal, it pours, and that is exactly the club's defensive situation ahead of the FA Cup final against the Premier League champions Chelsea. After Laurent Koscielny got himself suspended for a ludicrous challenge on Enner Valencia in the game against Everton and Gabriel got stretchered off [.

Koscielny’s FA Cup final ban upheld

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny will miss this weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, it was confirmed Tuesday, after his appeal against a three-match ban was dismissed by the Football Association.

The 31-year-old French central defender was sent off against Everton on Sunday for a reckless first-half challenge on Enner Valencia.

Koscielny’s FA Cup final ban upheld

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny will miss this weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, it was confirmed Tuesday, after his appeal against a three-match ban was dismissed by the Football Association.

The 31-year-old French central defender was sent off against Everton on Sunday for a reckless first-half challenge on Enner Valencia.

Wenger and Arsenal’s Champions League run ends

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London (AFP) – Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years to renew scrutiny of Arsene Wenger despite a 3-1 victory over Everton on Sunday.

Liverpool’s victory over Middlesbrough condemned Arsenal and manager Wenger to a fifth-place finish, making this the first season since 1996-97 to conclude with the club having not secured a place in Europe’s elite competition.

Wenger and Arsenal’s Champions League run ends

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London (AFP) – Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years to renew scrutiny of Arsene Wenger despite a 3-1 victory over Everton on Sunday.

Liverpool’s victory over Middlesbrough condemned Arsenal and manager Wenger to a fifth-place finish, making this the first season since 1996-97 to conclude with the club having not secured a place in Europe’s elite competition.

‘Our captain is Arsenal’ – not Arsene!

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There is a very interesting interview with Laurent Koscielny that has just come out, and the acting Arsenal captain has some interesting thoughts on how the players are feeling about the uncertainty surrounding Arsene Wenger's future. The French international was plucked from the French Second Division and turned into a star under Wenger, but Laurent [.

Arsenal’s star defender a doubt while Xhaka is set to be fit for Saints clash

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Arsenal confirmed team for crunch Spurs tie

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The confirmed teams are out for today's North London Derby, without any surprises. Laurent Koscielny has been given the go-ahead to start the crunch tie, giving us a huge boost as we look to build on our recent upturn in form. Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin have been overlooked as they have been since the [.

Koscielny backs new-look Gunners defence

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London (AFP) – Laurent Koscielny believes Arsenal’s defensive rethink can help drive Arsene Wenger’s side to a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The Gunners will face reigning champions Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday buoyed by their FA Cup semi-final success against Manchester City that set up a Wembley final with Chelsea.

Official Arsenal team and preview of Middlesborough trip

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With Arsenal desperately needing some kind of confidence boost as well as all three Premier League points from this evening's away game at Middlesborough, Arsene Wenger will have been very relieved to welcome our best centre back Laurent Koscielny and the first choice keeper Petr Cech back into training this week, and it is no [.

Arsenal Capitulate In Bayern Thrashing

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I don't know what was more embarrassing for Arsenal fans on Tuesday. The way their side capitulated in a 5-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Or the fact that Arsene Wenger claimed after the match that Arsenal are in "great shape", despite suffering the second-worst defeat in Champions League history.

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World Cup will be Koscielny swansong

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Paris (AFP) – Laurent Koscielny will retire from the France team after the 2018 World Cup, making way for a new generation of players, the Arsenal centre-back said on Tuesday.

“I’m starting to get a bit old at 32. With Sam (Umtiti of Barcelona) and the others in their twenties and on the lookout, the time has come,” Koscielny told a press conference at the French team headquarters.

World Cup will be Koscielny swansong

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Paris (AFP) – Laurent Koscielny will retire from the France team after the 2018 World Cup, making way for a new generation of players, the Arsenal centre-back said on Tuesday.

“I’m starting to get a bit old at 32. With Sam (Umtiti of Barcelona) and the others in their twenties and on the lookout, the time has come,” Koscielny told a press conference at the French team headquarters.

Mertesacker ready for final despite lack of game time

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker has revealed he will go into Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Double-chasing Chelsea without a single minute of reserve-team football following a serious knee injury.

And the German, picked because of a defensive injury crisis, is set to slot into a formation that he admits is entirely unfamiliar to him.

Mertesacker ready for final despite lack of game time

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker has revealed he will go into Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Double-chasing Chelsea without a single minute of reserve-team football following a serious knee injury.

And the German, picked because of a defensive injury crisis, is set to slot into a formation that he admits is entirely unfamiliar to him.

Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira.

Antoine Griezmann headed in what appeared to be the opening goal at the Stade de France shortly after half-time, but it was ruled out for offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.

Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira.

Antoine Griezmann headed in what appeared to be the opening goal at the Stade de France shortly after half-time, but it was ruled out for offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.

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World Cup Qualifiers: L’Equipe Not Impressed As France Fail To Beat Lowly Luxembourg For First Time In Over 100 Years (Photos & Video)

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Unlikely as it may seem, little ol' Luxembourg pulled off the most remarkable result of the international weekend with a landmark 0-0 draw against the mighty France.

Despite fielding an expensively-adorned starting XI featuring the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe and racking up almost 80% of possession, the hosts ultimately failed to beat the Luxembourgians for the first time in over a century.

Liverpool: Dejan Lovren Signs Massive Four-Year Contract Extension, Now Earns More Than Most Of The Best Defenders In Europe

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Liverpool have gone and chucked a new, long-term contract at Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender, 27, was presumably as surprised as weare to be offered a new four-year extension, which the Independent reckon will see him recoup £100,000 every seven days.

✍ Liverpool FC can today announce Dejan Lovren has signed a new long-term contract with the club.