The Arsenal captain plans to move on from the club after the end of his contract, which expires in 2020.
Veteran Arsenal defender, Laurent Koscielny, has revealed that he will be leaving Arsenal at the end of his contract with his current deal running until June 2020.
Arsenal’s club captain has been a Gunner since the past eight seasons, when he joined the club from Lorient back in 2010.
Currently the 32-year-old is on the sidelines after injuring his Achilles tendon in the Europa League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid. The centre-back missed France’s World Cup winning campaign and is not expected to return from injury until the end of the year.
And now the Frenchman has confessed that this deal might be his last at the Emirates and that he wants to move on, while he is still unsure of where he will be after his contract at Arsenal expires.
“I’m under contract until June 2020. Afterwards? I’m thinking of moving on, but I do not know where,” he spoke to Nice-Matin.
“This is not relevant anyway! I am in England, my family too. Then there will inevitably be a lot of question marks.
“The bottom line is to have health. I learned to revitalise because there are so many more serious things in life.”
Unai Emery has already made five signings this summer, along with defensive reinforcements in the form of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichsteiner, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
Sokratis formed part of a strong defense alongside defender Shkodran Mustafi during the Gunners’ successful pre-season campaign.
It is also reported that new manager Unai Emery is still on the hunt to find additions to his team, making the midfield spot a priority as Aaron Ramsey is rumored to leave the club.
Arsenal end their pre-season with a game against Lazio this weekend, before they begin their Premier League clash with the opener against Manchester City.