Koscielny is set to sign a 4 years deal. He’ll be 35 years by the time this contract is up, making him the longest serving French player at Arsenal. This deal is imminent as reported by L’equipe
He was signed from Lorient in 2010 for a few of £10m, and has developed in leaps and bounds to become an ever present in the Arsenal setup with consistency that only world class players can muster. He’s arguably the best central defender in the league at the moment, and would be about the best in the world at his position.
This season, he formed a rock solid partnership with the gunners summer signing, Schkodran Mustafi in what most gooners now call KOSTAFI. They have blossomed from the first day of their partnership so much more they are yet to conceded defeat playing together at the heart of Arsenal defence in all competitions-with about a third of the season gone.
His aerial strength, positional awareness, tenacity, willingness to make timely tackles and ability to chip in with important goals consistently has set him apart as one of Arsène wenger’s tranfer success stories of the 10 years.
With Rob Holding, Chambers and Gabriel on the wings, I believe the future has been secured and 4 years is a good time to find the true successor to Lolo. But at the moment, shall we urge Kos to sign da tang..