Arsenal boss Wenger welcomes Koscielny commitment

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted to have secured Laurent Koscielny to a new contract. The France defender inked terms this morning.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted to have secured Laurent Koscielny to a new contract.

The France defender inked terms this morning.

Wenger said: "Laurent has been outstanding for us over the last two seasons. When you consider that until 2009 he was playing in Ligue 2 in France and that he is now performing at the very top level in the Premier League and for his country, the development that he has shown has been absolutely exceptional.

"Laurent is a top-class player and I am very pleased he has decided to commit his future to the club."

Koscielny added: "I'm delighted to have reached agreement with the club. I have had a fantastic time here and look forward to an exciting future with Arsenal."

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