Arsenal hope to tie defender Laurent Koscielny to a five-year contract.

The 26-year-old has been offered a pay-rise to keep him at Arsenal until 2017.

Koscielny has become one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League since joining from Lorient two seasons ago.

Manager Arsene Wenger is keen to tie down his best players after losing Samir Nasri to Manchester City last summer.