Arsenal news: Laurent Koscielny reveals he will end his career at either Arsenal or Lorient

Wenger bought Koscielny from Lorient in 2010

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Laurent Koscielny has revealed he will only end his career at either Arsenal or former club Lorient.

The defender, who is acting as Arsenal captain in the stead of injured centre-back partner Per Mertesacker, joined the Gunners in 2010 and is keen to repay the faith showed in him by manager Arsene Wenger when bringing him to the Premier League.

The 31-year-old has two-and-a-half years left on his current deal with Wenger keen to offer him an extension.

Wenger bought Koscielny from Lorient after only one season at the Ligue 1 club and the defender is aware he owes his boss a debt of gratitude.

"It was Arsene Wenger who had the courage to buy me from Lorient when I was nobody.

"I'd had one year at an average club in Ligue 1 and he took a big punt in bringing me to one of the 10 biggest clubs in Europe.

"I am in the French national team thanks to the boss and I will be grateful to him my entire career.

"I will finish my career in England or at my old club Lorient but I love living in London.

"I was 24 when I arrived in England and I had never lived in a big town, so it was a big step into the unknown for me.

"But my family is happy, the people are calmer than in Paris and there is more respect."

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