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Arsenal defender snubs European giants

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is set to stay at the Emirates this season, according to The Sun.

The French defender has been linked with a move away from the Premier League, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich interested in Arsenal’s number six.

But Koscielny will reject the interest from the two giants to stay with Arsene Wenger, who signed him from Lorient in 2010.

The 27-year-old was key during the Gunners’ pursuit of a top-four finish this season, as he scored the winner in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Newcastle, that ensured they would be playing in the Champions League next season.

And the £15million-rated defender has no plans to leave the Emirates, despite interest from Champions League winners Bayern Munich.

Gunners fans will be delighted with the news, after they have seen some of their star players leave the club over the last few summers. Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Alex Song have all left the club in the last two summer transfer windows.

But Koscielny won’t be joining that list of players, as the Frenchman intends to stay with the Gunners.

There is no news on fellow centre-back and club captain Thomas Vermaelen, whose future at Arsenal is in doubt. The Belgian has been reportedly told he can leave the club.

Are you happy that Koscielny wants to stay? Should he really ignore Bayern and Barca?

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