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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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June 19, 2016    Laurent Koscielny News

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Koscielny won two tackles, made three interceptions and helped keep a clean sheet during Sunday's goalless draw with Switzerland.

Koscielny played extremely well positionally and was in place to make several key interventions, helping France wrap up the top spot in Group A. He has been a large factor defensively as the hosts have allowed just one goal through three matches, and will look to keep it tight at the back as the knockout phase begins next Sunday versus the third-place finisher from Group C, D or E.

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June 15, 2016

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Koscielny secured four interceptions and aided in a clean sheet during Wednesday's 2-0 win over Albania.

The center-back played well positionally although he didn't have much to do versus an impotent Albania attack. Koscielny has rarely ventured forward this tournament, but his status as a key cog in France's back line affords him some fantasy value heading into Sunday's match versus Romania.

May 15, 2016

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Koscielny kept a clean sheet in Sunday's 4-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Koscielny hasn't always been quite as consistent as the team needs; however, he's often the stabilizing force in the center of Arsenal's defense, which allows Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal to probe forward. Koscielny scored four goals on the year, his most since playing in France's Ligue 2 with FC Tours in 2008-09.

April 30, 2016

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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.

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.