‘He Told Me’ He Wants To Complete Arsenal Transfer In January

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Laurent Koscielny has reportedly told former club Lorient he wants to leave Arsenal to return to the French side.

The defender has been at the Gunners since 2010 and has become one of the first names on Arsene Wenger’s team sheet due to his displays at the back.

However, the 32-year-old has no desire to stick around in North London for the rest of his career, and it appears he already has his exit planned out.

At least that is according to Lorient president Loic Fery, who claims Koscielny informed him of his desire to head home despite being under contract at the Emirates until 2020.

Fery told Canal+ Sport: “He told me last week in London that he wanted to finish his career at Lorient.”

Koscielny has been a major player for Arsenal over the past couple of seasons in what has been a rocky period for the club.

The vice-captain has helped them to three FA Cup victories, but they have failed to mount a serious title challenge.

And last year they missed out on qualification for the Champions League.

However, the day Koscielny departs will be a sad one for the Gunners faithful – although Fery does not think it will happen any time soon.

He added: “I hope he has a few more years playing at Arsenal.”

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