Koscielny: I'm happy at Arsenal

The France international has dismissed rumours linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium and insists he is enjoying his time with the Gunners

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from the club this summer.

Koscielny has been reportedly interesting the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich following a strong second half of the season.

But the 27-year-old says he has no intention of leaving Arsenal and is happy with life at the club.

Asked if he was seeking a move from Arsenal, Koscielny told reporters: “I never said that. I feel very well at Arsenal.

“I am aware it’s a great club and I have a four-year contract. I know there’s talk about me and Barcelona and Bayern, but people make their own conclusions.

“The facts are simple: I have a contract at a club where I am happy. Full stop. We all know how situations change in football but I repeat that I’m not one to make castles in the sky.

“I live in the moment, I seek nothing but to play the best I can.

“In my mind my goal is to win trophies with Arsenal with whom I’m about to start pre-season training. I’ve no ulterior motives.

“I’m at a healthy club, which plays beautiful football, doesn’t lose money every year, sticks to its own budget and plays in the Champions League. Not many players can say the same.”

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