There was a bit of concern for Arsenal fans recently after Laurent Koscielny suggested he might want to leave the club to further his ambitions, but when you read the whole statement, it had been taken out of context and sensationalised a bit. He actually said he was happy at Arsenal, but would consider leaving, in the future, if the club continued as it has been in recent years.
His agent, however, seems to be keen on drumming up some transfer bonuses for himself, because stories have started to hit the newspapers about the 27-year old French international and a possible big money move away from the Emirates. Hopefully this will not make a great deal of difference, as Arsenal have Koscielny on a contract until 2017, but it could encourage unsettling speculation and maybe even a bid from FC Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
Both clubs are looking for top quality defenders, but we don’t want them looking over this way. I, personally, do not have a massive amount of confidence in the Arsenal board and it’s ability to resist a tempting offer of cold hard cash. Do you?