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Laurent Koscielny

30-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


France

Birthdate:  September 10, 1985    Birthplace:  Tulle, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  165 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a seven-year contract with Arsenal in July of 2010.

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April 30, 2016    Laurent Koscielny News

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Koscielny kept a clean sheet in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Norwich City.

Koscielny was assured at the back with both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, who came on in the second half for the injured Mertesacker. Wearing the captain's armband for the final 40 minutes, the Frenchman looked the part. He even caught his head on a corner kick, but pushed it wide. He'll need to be in top form next weekend against Manchester City.

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April 24, 2016

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Koscielny was issued a yellow card and kept a clean sheet in Sunday's scoreless draw with Sunderland.

With Per Mertesacker as his central defense partner, Koscielny looks more confident than with Gabriel. While he clumsily picked up a yellow card, it was only his fourth in the Premier League this season as the long-time Arsenal center half is the definition of consistency for a team that's been plagued by defensive lapses at inopportune times.

April 21, 2016

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Koscielny picked up a clean sheet and three fouls in Thursday's 2-0 win over West Brom.

With enough offensive weapons to put the Baggies under a heavy siege, Koscielny stayed put and couldn't produce much in fantasy outside the clean sheet. With four goals in 29 Premier League games and a good number of clean sheets the center-back isn't a bad fantasy option against inferior opponents.

April 9, 2016

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Koscielny scored a goal in Saturday's 3-3 draw with West Ham.

Koscielny and the rest of the Arsenal back line looked incredibly uncomfortable all afternoon, allowing Andy Carroll to run wild all over them. Things were particularly troubling in the air for Koscielny and Gabriel, but Koscielny made his final mark on the match with the 70th minute equalizer to secure a point for the Gunners. The goal was his fourth of the season and his first since Jan. 2. While not particularly seen of as a source of offense, the wily veteran has a nose for the goal when the situation presents itself.

April 2, 2016

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Koscielny kept a clean sheet in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Watford.

Koscielny sat out the second of France's two games over the international break and the few extra days Koscielny got seemed to really pay dividends. Furthermore, Koscielny was barely tested throughout the afternoon and easily picked up the clean sheet. The partnership between him and Gabriel will be important for the rest of this season and potentially moving into next season as well as Per Mertesacker seems relegated to the bench from here on out.

March 19, 2016

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Koscielny kept a clean sheet in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Everton.

Koscielny has struggled to stay healthy of late, but making his first Premier League start since Feb. 28—though he did start against Barcelona—the acting skipper helped the team to their first Premier League clean sheet since Feb. 7. With all three center backs healthy, manager Arsene Wenger seemed to tip his hand by showing Koscielny and Gabriel as his first-choice pairing.

March 16, 2016

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Koscielny (calf) is starting Wednesday against Barcelona.

Koscielny was expected to return from his injury soon, though a start right away against arguably the best team in the world is a bit surprising. He'll partner with Gabriel in central defense, with Per Mertesacker available off the bench.

March 11, 2016

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Koscielny (calf) is expected to return to training Friday and could be available for next week's Champions League match against Barcelona, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Koscielny could theoretically return for Saturday's FA Cup match against Watford, though there appears to be little reason to rush him back, with Gabriel, Per Mertesacker and Calum Chambers available.