• Koscielny admits Arsenal have to change their style if they want to win the league

    Koscielny admits Arsenal have to change their style if they want to win the league

    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has admitted that the Gunners will have to occasionally change their style if they want to win the Premier League.

    The north Londoners have won their last seven matches, with a 1-0 victory against Burnley one occasion when they were forced to adapt in order to find the three points.

    ‘If you want to be champions, you have to win the tough games,” Koscielny told Sky Sports.

    ‘The most important thing is to win games when you are not […]

  • ‘Leave Pogba alone!’ – Koscielny defends France team-mate

    ‘Leave Pogba alone!’ – Koscielny defends France team-mate

    The world’s most expensive player has failed to live up to the billing so far this season, but his countryman insists he just needs time.

    Laurent Koscielny believes that Paul Pogba needs time to adjust after his £89 million move to Manchester United.

    The France midfielder sealed his world record move from Juventus in the summer but has failed to produce the level of performances he showcased in Turin.

    However, Koscielny insists it’s only a matter of time before Pogba finds his feet […]

  • ‘Alexis is walking on water,’ says Koscielny

    ‘Alexis is walking on water,’ says Koscielny

    The Chilean forward has impressed in his role through the middle for Arsenal but the defender is convinced that Olivier Giroud can force his way back into the team.

    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny insists that Olivier Giroud can come back from his injury problems this season and force his way into the team, despite his replacement up front, Alexis Sanchez, “walking on water” of late.

    The France duo would usually be on international duty together but Giroud is currently nursing a toe […]

  • Koscielny: Why Giroud can’t get in the Arsenal team

    Koscielny: Why Giroud can’t get in the Arsenal team

    Laurent Koscielny admits it’s ‘difficult’ for Olivier Giroud to back get in the Arsenal team because Alexis Sanchez is ‘walking on water’ on this season.

    Giroud, 30, is yet to start a league game for the Gunners this term and has been benched in favour of Sanchez.

    Sanchez, 27, has been shifted from his left-wing spot to a more central position and has scored five goals in nine appearances so far this term.

    Arsenal’s play has improved after putting Sanchez centrally and Koscielny […]

  • Here’s EXACTLY what happened as Koscielny bundled home Arsenal winner

    Here’s EXACTLY what happened as Koscielny bundled home Arsenal winner

    Arsenal sealed a dramatic victory over Burnley to grab their fifth win on the trot in all competitions and Lauren Koscielny’s last-gasp goal was the subject of much debate in the aftermath of the Turf Moor fixture.

    Koscielny bundled the ball home in the 93rd minute to give Arsene Wenger’s side the 1-0 win but many believed the the French centre-back was offside in the lead-up to the controversial goal.

    At first glance, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to kick the ball into Koscielny’s […]

  • Huge boost: Arsenal star Koscielny pictured back in training ahead of PSG clash

    Huge boost: Arsenal star Koscielny pictured back in training ahead of PSG clash

    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has been pictured back in training after suffering a gruesome eye injury against Southampton at the weekend.

    The 31-year-old centre-back, who scored a magnificent bicycle kick as the Gunners ran out 2-1 victors at the Emirates, was a major doubt in the lead-up to the side’s trip to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.

    Koscielny received a boot to the face in a clash with Saints skipper Jose Fonte while defending a corner and came away with a swollen […]

  • Arsenal’s Koscielny may miss Paris Saint-Germain game with eye injury

    Arsenal’s Koscielny may miss Paris Saint-Germain game with eye injury

    Arsenal could be without centre-back Laurent Koscielny for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain due to an eye injury.

    Koscielny was caught in the face by an opponent’s studs during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Southampton, resulting in swelling around the eye area.

    “It is a little concern,” Wenger said after the game. “It’s already very swollen.”

    Should the 31-year-old fail to recover in time, Wenger would most likely field summer signings Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding in the centre of defence, with […]

  • Koscielny admits Arsenal will struggle because Wenger has spent no money

    Koscielny admits Arsenal will struggle because Wenger has spent no money

    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has admitted they will struggle this season after being outspent by the Premier League’s top clubs in the summer transfer window.

    The 30-year-old centre-back made his return against champions Leicester City on Sunday and impressed for the Gunners in the 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium.

    Koscielny missed all of pre-season after his involvement at Euro 2016 and the France international has vented his frustration after the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea splashed the cash.

    On whether […]

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may gamble on Laurent Koscielny’s fitness

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may gamble on Laurent Koscielny’s fitness

    Arsene Wenger says he may have to “take a gamble” by playing Laurent Koscielny against Leicester on Saturday but is still hesitant to rush Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud back into action.

    The three players were rested in the Gunners’ 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday after returning to training late following Euro 2016, and Koscielny’s absence was keenly felt as Wenger was forced to start two inexperienced centre-backs in Calum Chambers and Rob Holding.

    With Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista injured […]