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Lorient defender Koscielny: I want to join prestigious Arsenal

Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny admits he wants a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners have lodged an £8.3 million offer for the French stopper.

"It's a joy to be courted by Arsenal," the 24-year-old explained to Aujourd'hui. "I want to join this prestigious club which is playing in the Champions League. I told the board and they understood me.

"I've always liked English football, with the fans closer to the pitch, and the quality of game played by Arsenal won me over."

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