Laurent Koscielny


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Laurent Koscielny is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre back for English club Arsenal and the France national team. He is vice-captain of Arsenal.

Born in Tulle, Koscielny began his football career playing for a host of youth clubs before moving to Guingamp in 2003, where he quickly progressed through the youth ranks, making his professional debut the following season. After becoming frustrated at being played out of position as a right back, he joined Tours for an undisclosed fee, quickly establishing himself as the team's star player in his desired position, ultimately aiding in the club's promotion into Ligue 1, while also being named in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season. Koscielny continued his impressive performances following a €1.7 million transfer to fellow French outfit Lorient in 2009, receiving multiple plaudits for his performances, largely cultivating a reputation as a clever, agile, ball-playing defender/ His achievements and footballing potential attracted Arsenal, ultimately moving to the Premier League side for a fee of £8.45 million the following season.

Following his arrival to England, Koscielny has widely been regarded to be one of the best players in his position, as well as one of the best in the world. He has since established himself as a core component in the Arsenal first team, as well as contributing with a host of individual performances, including aiding in ending the club's nine-year trophy drought, scoring a crucial equalizer en route to winning the FA Cup in 2014. He was also crucial in further club successes that followed, winning another two FA Cups and the FA Community Shield on three occasions.

Despite having the ability to represent Poland, Koscielny instead decided to represent France, and first appeared up for the national team against Brazil in February 2011. Koscielny has since become a regular starter for the nation in every major tournament that they have appeared in, including UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while also leading France to the final of UEFA Euro 2016. He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Scotland in 2016, and has since amassed forty-nine appearances for the national side.

Prior to the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Koscielny announced that he would be retiring from international football after the competition, and thus no longer be playing for France. Description provided by Wikipedia


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I have to be honest I am a lifelong gooner and I thought you could not come back as strong and still play after the injury, proven totally and utterly wrong today, well played captain !

Captain, outstanding performance today! #COYG

Outstanding performance today, Sokratis and you pairing in the heart of defense are helping the team massively. Congratulations to you for your first goal since your Comeback 💪

Love you boss You are the best You brought so much stength to our team.

Amazing stuff, thank you! COYG #WeAreTheArsenal ❤

It’s nice to see you back el capitano

My Kos U were superb tonight. I hope U do well every match. Love U from Cambodia(Asia)

Thank you Captain 👏👏👏

Well played, get back winning ways, well done Arsenal, congratulations to you Laurent Koscielny for "Man of the Match". :D

yess... you are the leader ... we need more fighting spirit for this team!! 💪💪

Captain fantastic. Welcome back!

New hairstyle better performance

The CAPTAIN with New face Look like a NEW BORN SOLDIER Good Job Mr.Kos 👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Able captain i hail u sir

I wish Belarine speedy recovery, be well

Well played deserve that motm award...cheers!!

Made with the head, not having to shoulder

Yu were sharp today ,,, more love for u

Congra bro!!!!! Especially you were so nice today!!!!!!!

Just a beautiful Day and nice to see you back on the scoresheet ❤️

Fantastic captain...😎😎😎😎😎👍👍👍👍👍

Captain, match winner, having both the look and all the attributes of D’Artagnan 🙂 really awesome to have you back!

Great performance Bosscielny 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

After long time the koss we knew 💯

Wow today's performance reminded me of Koscienly in his Prime.Our Boss is back.Love you Lolo❤❤

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Arsenal 🙏🏻 in-depth documentary following Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny through the rehab process. From rupturing his achilles facing Atletico Madrid in the Euro...
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Laurent Koscielny - Officiel time for you take over the reigns as a defensive coach. Accept you can't play at the highest level.

Stephen Penny

Boss 😍😍😍😘

Very interesting!

Salute captain

Quelle tristesse de revoir ces images !.. 🙁 Mais tu es désormais de retour plus fort que jamais et nous sommes la comme avant et encore plus fort peut être même pour te soutenir !! 💪💪👊👊❤❤ On t'aime et on est fière du chemin que tu as parcouru jusqu'ici ! 😍😍

If Arsenal have a few more like you Arsenal on the right track to win cups. Thanks for your determination and hard work you deserved to be Arsenal captain no one can take your place not Ramsey who far far behind in term of seriousness for Arsenal

Roger Haugland Noge å sjå i Helgå 👍

Aaaa u r flopping boy,u can no longer run with the likes of Adama,sane ,rashford,son,,, quit playing go home and watch guendozz playing period

Félicitations à toi et tout mes voeux pour cette nouvelle année santé surtout

Kos the Boss


Come Back, Boss 💪💪💪

The Boss... Comme dit dans le doc, une volonté sans faille et un soutien familial hyper important, bravo à la famille kos 😉

Didn‘t really realise how hard it was for you to recover. It doesn’t matter what happens in the future. A recovery like this has its irreplaceable value. Big thanks to Arsenal for the documentary by the way. ❤️


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J'étais devant le match... j'ai tout de suite su 😢😢😢 tout le monde a tout de suite su... ça me fait mal au coeur de revoir ces images là et de te voir aussi ému... ta douleur, ta colère, la peine de tes coéquipiers que tu aurais du accompagner en coupe du monde.... Tu es désormais de retour, STRONGER 😍😍😍💪💪💪💪 welcome back boss ❤

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Hi Laurent Koscielny - Officiel, very strong document which quite touched me. Same injury happened to me right three weeks after yours during amateur football match. To follow advances during your treatment and rehabilitation helped me to stay mentally strong, disciplined, work hard and return back to sport as well.To miss World Cup really sucks, but do not worry about it, you won more important match instead. Wish you long and successful carrier. Football world needs personalities as you 👍

Laurent - You're a legend at the Emirates; you were before and even moreso now. Hopefully you've got a few seasons as a player left, but after that you should stay and pass on you talent, enthusiasm, love of the club and dedication to your profession to the next generation of Arsenal defenders. Welcome back Kos.

Well Done! Now the even more hard work starts to make defence better! But you can do it 😍

Bon! Maintenant tu vas mieux! C'est dur de voir des gens par terre entrain de souffrir...😢

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welcome back minister of defence

Welcome back bosscienly

good to see you again, bro

Just back lime a new signing

Brilliant to see you back! Delighted for you 😀

We glad you comeback bosscielny!#coygfrom🇲🇾

Welcome back captain Kos. Hope to see you play Sunday COYG

Welcome back kos the Boss

Welcome back Laurent!!! Torreira wanted you!!!!

Welcome back captain .we missed u

I'm glad you are back captain

Happy to hear From you # LK. COYG!

Great to have you back!

Welcome back to the pitch! Kos the boss.

Lolo. Nice to see back on the pitch.

Bravo à votre courage ! Ce qui vous ai arrivé est injuste ! Vous méritiez d être champion du Monde!!!!!!!!Bonne chance pour la suite !

I..don.t now why people the lyk this guy plz guys watch out how he's playing he is very useless then weak defender ever shit

Welcome back our leader, captain fabulous Bossielny

u need to retire immediately

Allez Mr Koss ! Si je peu me permettre, focus sur la santé, pas de grillage d'étape à la rééducation et à très vite sur les terrains. Bcp de respect pour vous. =)

Welcome back Laurent it's been long awaited

Well come back CAPTAIN keep fighting


WELCOME BACK!!!! So good to have you!!!!!

Your return for us was something special! Greetings!

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Want clean sheet against Southampton

welcome back abo elkasakes

Welcome back Bossiencly

Please dont say captain kos again because in Egypt it's mean captain pussy 😁👙

Welcome Back..Kosci ❤❤❤

Defencd issues sorted Welcom bk bro.thx for the love u show arsenal.we love U2 ...😍

Good to see u back captain

Now we can start to count on clean sheets....... Only 2 cleansheets in EPL shows how woeful our defence has been so far

Welcome the best! We pray for injury free sir.

welcome back more effort needed

Boss is back Good to see u. Capitain♥

Hopefully it's Kos and Sokratis starting in defence for the foreseeable future.

No one is happier than #Gondouzi ... And #Fillaini still hates his long & ravishing hair.

U should go out from Arsenal, Koscielny. U r weaker.

Welcome bàbá. We miss your defensive armour.

Welcome..while you were away unbeaten 23 matches

You are shit player go back to Lorient and leave us alone please and take lichtsteiner with u

good to see u back on the pitch

Welcome back captain kos we miss your defe ....

It is good to see you back

well come back captain!!!

Welcome back Captain Kos

Let' s go Koscielny

Where's the iconic koscielny hair?

He's very useless defender i..don.t want see him wearing arsenal Tshirt agin

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Welcome back captain 😍😘

You're needed mate. All our defence is either crippled or suspended

Bosscielny !! Welcome back 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Welcome back Captain...hope u are going to take our unbeaten stick to another level as the commander of the team

Welcome back Defence Master 💪💪💪💪🔥🔥🔥

Ethiopian Hero Man Is His Name Is Tedros Ur Name In Ethiopia Arsenal Fans Tedros Well Come 6

wel come our leader and l miss you !!!!

Hopefully you hit the ground running cause the rest of our defence is either injured or suspended.

Defence minister welcome back

Yes... Come on...let's do this...

Welcome back capitaine

So good to have you back🌷🌷🌷 boos

Well come back defence minister of Republic of Arsenal

Let sokratis and mayb musti play on thur,get enough fitness man,you are up against soton on sunday,all the best Lolo

Lovely❤News... Welcome back Ironic Defender

Kos u are always boss..we miss u captain

Welcome back blood Captain #Koscielny6🙏

Glad our best defender is back

welcome back captain💪💪🔥🔥

Captain fantastic my skipper!!!!!!!!!!

Content de se retour ,bon courage pour la suite. Un Tourangeaux.

Welcome back captain😍 Laurent koscielny❤💪👏👏👏

Welcome back 🔙 captain #koss

Am Happy to see u back, Welcome back Skippo....#Gunners4Life #Arsenal4Ever #IAmArsenal

Welcome back have missed you. The defence has been lost since you got injured

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