Arsenal FC Defender Laurent Koscielny plans club Exit.
The Frenchman has his exit from Arsenal planned out, with his intention to finish his career at Lorient.
His achievements and footballing potential attracted Arsenal, ultimately moving to the Premier League side for a fee of £8.45 million.
Arsenal confirmed the signing on 7 July 2010 and Koscielny was handed the club’s number 6 shirt, previously worn by Philippe Senderos, who had moved to Fulham earlier in the summer. Wenger explained he bought Koscielny due to the fact he added height to the team and Arsenal were low on centre backs. Koscielny made his debut against Barnet in a pre-season friendly in July 2010. One month later in his competitive debut against Liverpool at Anfield, he was sent off in the 94th minute for a second bookable offense. Both of his yellow cards were shown beyond 90 minutes. The game ended in a 1–1 draw with both teams having debut players sent off. He scored his first goal for Arsenal on 11 September 2010, in a 4–1 win against Bolton Wanderers.
He is currently in a contract with Arsenal that will take him through 2020, but desire to part ways and head home before retirement.
French Ligue 1 President confirmed his action saying: “He told me last week in London that he wanted to finish his career at Lorient.” “I hope he has a few more years playing at Arsenal.”
Lorient are aware that they have to play a lot of waiting games, having known the length of deal he has with Arsenal.
The French club is currently competing in the second tier league football after suffering relegation last season.
The 32-year-old decides to remain focus on events in Arsenal, he has made 300 appearances for the Gunners.