Laurent Koscielny contract: 'Outstanding' French defender signs new long-term deal with the Gunners
The 28-year-old has made 163 appearances for the club
Laurent Koscielny has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
The French defender, who joined the club from Lorient in 2010, becomes the eighth first-term player to extend his deal at the Emirates Stadium this season, after Santi Cazorla, Serge Gnabry, Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Wojciech Szczesny and Gedion Zelalem, although Bacary Sagna has yet to commit to a new contract.
"I am very proud to have reached agreement with the club on a new contract," Koscielny told arsenal.com.
"I have enjoyed four great years at Arsenal already, and I look forward to continuing to help the team in the years to come."
Manager Arsene Wenger added: "Laurent has proven himself to be an outstanding player since joining us in 2010 and has showed his quality once again this season.
"I am delighted he has decided to commit his future to the club."
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