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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All the Best Arsenal Will miss you They won't win any trophy this season

I love you Koscielny God bless you.You have left us but no way out the work you did in our club will remains in memories for many Gunners

Merci pour tout Laurent

All the best lolo... We missed you so much😥😥😥

Best of luck, thank you for giving your all the past 9 years to Arsenal

You're a hero ! Best Wishes in all things

Thank you Laurent for the service wishing you all the best in Bordeaux we will surely miss you but we will be strong at Arsenal

All the best Boss. It's time to say goodbye. I'm gonna unlike this page. Thanks for the memories. Good bye.

Merci pour tout ce que tu as apporté à Arsenal, bonne continuation Capitaine 💪

so that you feel you had to leave. Good luck in your future

You deserved a good send off from Arsenal..an absolute Guard of honor but you wasted such emotional farewell from us...but still you are in our hearts...we still love you... thanks for everything..we still owe you a farewell..#GoodLuck!!

Lolo we still love you...Once a gunner always a gunner....

From Nairobi kenya. I will miss you . A good servants, obedient captain,a discipline and royal player. I watched you play with passion. Royal to the club.you made several tackles. You are indeed talented player. You stopped many players from scoring. I know they used to pair you with poor central back defenders ,the kind of per martesa. I will miss you in arsenal squat. If only I was the owner of Arsenal,I would have made you stay,be a captain,be a legend then a manager and then in the technical team . This way,trophies could have been ours. You picked injuries defending our team by all means.

Bonne chance loulou . Je te souhaite des bonnes années a Bordeaux. MRC pour tes année à Arsenal je n'oublie jamais ...💞💞💗😍

Je te souhaite le meilleur et surtout redorer le prestige des girondins et surtout faire une bonne saison...

Good luck and good bye my friend weren't pleased about how you did the move but good luck always will respect and admiration from all the gooners when we have all got over the loss of the boss Kos Miss ya buddy #gunner4life

I loved u so much till I watched the video...removing Arsenal's Jersey anyhow as a burden How could you do so to your former club😾😾😾😾

Gutted how you treat Arsenal at the end of your day at Arsenal. But you deserve respect from all of us. Kudos captain

Good but next time leave respectfully.

I miss you my boss , reall hard for me to see Arsenal wz out you. I become already bordex fun because of you start to follow french league

Bienvenue à Bordeaux 👍

We miss you already captain

Will always be the boss. All the best

Ton retour est aussi très bénéfique pour la ligue 1. À un de ces jours à Tulle

Gutted you left but all the best in yer new venture 👍

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2 weeks ago

Laurent Koscielny - Officiel

As you know i engaged with Girondins.
After 9 years spent at Arsenal, i took the decision to leave.
I have spent wonderful years with this club, nine years during which i learned, evolved, grew up.

This experience made me the player I am today. My decision to leave has been discussed for months with my club, my teammates, my coach, and it has been a well thought decision.
I see this departure like a new turning point in my life as a player but also in in my life as a man and a family man.

However I hope you understand, and in any case i cannot be thankful enough for these years past at Arsenal. I am aware of everything that the club and you supporters have brought to me. But it is time for me to go home so today my will is to join the FC Girondins de Bordeaux This is a new challenge that I count on taking with determination.

Lolo

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🗓9️⃣ years
🔴3️⃣5️⃣3️⃣ appearances
🏆3️⃣ FA Cups

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Thanks for all, for determination and dedication that you brought to the field. You will always be remembered, Bosscielny! Good luck in new chapter of your career!

Thank you Lauren. You've been our best defender for 9 years. You always gave 100% and I'm sorry to see you go. However good luck in the twilight of your career and once again thank you .

Many Thanks for the loyal service that you gave us Lauren. Good luck in The future. You will be remembered as a Legend.

Thank you for your positive energy and attitude. Enjoy the close of your playing career and I hope to see you as a manager in the future. Bon chance x

Thanks for the years of passion, performance and good memories. Good luck in Bordeaux

Best wishes for the future on your new challenge,you have been a world class defender for the club as of captain You will be missed but fully understand you need to return home back to France Good luck with all that you do and thanks for the memories

Laurent, looking at the past, we have had much much more fond memories of your contributions to the club then otherwise. Regardless, we thank you for your time and commitment in the recent 9 years of your life. I am glad you are going back to be with the family & closer to home. It is a wish for all men, and so I wish you all the best in your next undertaking. God Bless

Bossielny! Thanks for the service ! You always give your 100% for the club and you have been our most important defender in the past 10 years. Sad to see you leave, but if it’s good for you and ur family and your future we can understand that. All the best.

Thank you Laurent!!!! Will always be grateful for the love, commitment and loyalty you have shown to my beloved club Arsenal!!!! Good luck in France. Merci Lolo Bonne Chance !!!!

Go well Laurent! I wish you all the best with your return to Ligue 1. You've been a very loyal & committed warrior for Arsenal. I've rated you as one of the top 5 CBs in the Premier League for majority of your career in London. It has been a pleasure to watch you fight for your club.

Thanks for the memories lolo.... We will never forget that happy birthday goal against Southampton

Bossielny, we respect your decision,thank you for the service you've given the club for the past 9 years.Wish you happiness and success at your new club and home.

thank you capitan. much appreciate your contribution for the team so far as always... you always been a world class defender for us and all the best in future..

You couldve handled the situation better, but I appreciate the fact you’ve been our only half decent defender we’ve had this decade and at least you left to go back to France, and not for money. I’m a little bit disappointed but you’re no Nasri or Adebayor. All the best

I remembered vividly when u first came that you nearly use own goal to finish us...yrs are becoming months now... Thanks for your commitment during those yrs. Good luck in your new beginning...

As our captain, you acted disgracefully when forcing your departure. However, we say thanks for the memories and thanks for your service to Arsenal.

Thank you for your loyalty and 100% effort over the years. You will be missed.

Shame about the way you have left, the situation could have been handled so much better. Thankyou for the last 9 years, all the best for the future. ⚽⚽⚽

Personally, I don't care. We as fans will never know the insides of what went on but all I know is you served our club as well as anyone would want someone too. Pride, passion and above all a top quality player, I'm sorry we were never able to partner you with someone as good as you deserved to play alongside. I'm happy that you get to return to your home country and end your career how you want to. The best of luck at Bordeaux and thankyou for the memories. ❤

Thank you for your service to Arsenal. I half suspected this move was a decision taken due to family reasons, and that it wasn't an easy one for you to take. You will always have my respect, Captain!

No matter what is going on, thank you for the 9 years memories! Captain, all the best!

Really going to miss you, there is obviously issues in your personal life which has made you want to go home, only you know these reasons and that’s how it should stay, just wish other fans respected your decision. Wishing you health and happiness in your new chapter 💕 xx

Good luck Boss. You always did your best for us. You need change and we have to respect it. You deserve it. You will always be gunner and for me legend. Thanks for everything.

Thank you for giving everything on the pitch for Arsenal and good luck at Bordeaux.

No matter how this happened, I will miss you and wish you the best of luck in your new club. You've been a great player and I have loved watching you over the years. Good luck in your new adventure!

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It’s time.
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good bye

Captain I know u'll never disappoint me, made me proud, Take it to Emerates we'll celebrate there 🔴🔴🔴🔴

Play as a Team. Give only the Best. Achieve the Great. 👍

Wish you all the best

Kos the boss...I love your passion bro

You deserve to lift this trophy. Let's do this!!

YES its time captain,just pray they don't pair you with mustafi..anyway all the best coyg

Captain fantastic all the best

The worst captain in Arsenal history: 1. Koscielny 2. Koscielny 3. Koscielny 4. William Gallas You has leadership ability as much as donkey. cant urge the team, cant motivate and cant command. what else you cant do?

The big BOSS. I know how ruthless you can be at the back. Show them! Lift the Trophy in the front of your 4000 fans in Baku and millions of others through the TV screens.

El captain ❤️💪🏻 good luck

Come on, gunners,Ukraine with you!

All the best captain ... make us proud. #COYG

Let's do this captain!!Bring this cup to Emirates stadium!

Have a great game Boss, lift that trophy and bring it on home 💪🏆! COYG!

All the best to my dearest Arsenal. Go for the trophy💪💪💪

Captain Do your best to win this cup #COYG

Bring the cup back guys. ⚽⚽

13h40 Doublé Aubameyang Hazard Lacazette Score final 3-1 Arsenal vainqueur

bring it home.all the best my team.😍😍😍😍

Tom, don't forget , 2 yrs ago when Man Utd was a Champion of Europa League, you said if Arsenal was Champion of Europa League you would not be proud cause Europa league deserves not for Arsenal. What's new Tom?

All the best & team Captain... One more time 🏆👊 #COYG

Its always a good job lad all the best. coyg!

Love you Laurent. You are our captain kos. Please dont let this be your last game for us. Please stay.

Arsenal 🙏 Better Beat ⚽️Chelsea Tonight & Claim The Europa League Trophy. 🏆

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Boss love you from Ethiopia

Pls stop social media n concentrate br0

Good luck from sweden

all ma trust is in you #TeamLeader

Hello from Kenya good luck

Take us to the Uefa champions league

LoLo 💪🏻brother keep working hard ,n see you wednesday strong enough

Hello from Kenya👋 A Win that guarantees 🏆👈 from Baku please Captain!! #COYG

Lolo the master of defence 💪❤️

Capatino, nothing less than the trophy, man.

Good luck from Sweden with love💝

The capable, capacity and capacitated Captain all what we need is the trophy,work together as a team and bring it to Emirates Stadium.

Hello from Kenya,win it for us Captain

Please Koscielny we don't want any error against Chelsea at final 🙏🙏

Baku here we come to demolish the blues in a London derby.

Please win this for the fans... Good luck Arsenal

Give us the very best captain, with you at the back I know we are covered, bring the glory back home for us gonners and we shall ensure the streets shall be all red and white.

All the best captain..... Dont leave us please..... Sign at least 3 more years

I wish you fc Arsenal good luck #love frome Mozambique

Good luck to you, from Nigeria

D boss Take us to champions league

Hello from Liberia 🇱🇷 good luck captain

Good luck my team good luck my brodher i am from Zanzibar -Tanzania

Good luck...from Kenya

Best wish from kenya

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Go captain go let's show them how we made of

We need it at home

Bonne chance capitaine

Captain i want superb performance in baku next Wednesday coming......... All the best

Good lucky our captian

Supper man's work in progress Kosci .....work clear Man keep it up and please defend them lyk lion on Wednesday OK? And even score them goals if possible Kosci.....my man

don't worry guys this year europ leauge our 100%

Captain fantastiC a ALL THE Best Arsnal win the🏆 Trophy viva Arsenal

My boss My captain

Good Lucky bro

7 days to go

Avoid picking injuries on training please this is our time to shine

All good luck captain 👍💪👊.

Captain Fantastic All the Best Arsenal Win the 🏆 Trophy

Good morning Boss!

senior captain.........my role model

Good luck cptn

I pray that you remain fit for that game

Good Luck 🙌🏿🙏🏿🏆

train harder all we agitate for is Europa short of that none of u would be forgiven

Win the game and get the cup for us. 😍

Cappy Rally the troops for the final battle in Baku and may luck shine in us #Uel #COYG

Captain Koscielny is better than Captain America

I call u " my lord" my captain all the best to u

Good training

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