Laurent Koscielny happy at Arsenal

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny has revealed rival clubs have expressed an interest in him in the past.

However, the France international also says he is happy at the Emirates.

“There were teams interested in me but I always asked myself if it was worth taking the risk,” Koscielny said.

“I’ve seen a good few players leave for a bigger club and find themselves on the substitutes’ bench. At the start of my career I was often on the bench. I hated it. I said to myself ‘never again’.

“For the moment, I have no reason to go and look elsewhere. I have everything I need to develop myself.”

Still on the Gunners, Steve Bruce is keen to sign Isaac Hayden on a permanent deal.Although Hayden has made just 16 appearances for the Tigers since departing the Emirates on loan the England youth international has made a big impression on Bruce.


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