Laurent Koscielny

Born: September 10, 1985 (age 30)

Height: 6'1" (186cm)

Hometown: Tulle, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Centre-back
Team: Arsenal (no. 6)
Laurent Koscienlny of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Asia Trophy final match between Arsenal and Everton at the National Stadium on July 18, 2015
Career History
Youth2003-2004Guingamp
Senior2004-2007Guingamp
2007-2009Tours
2009-2010Lorient
2010-Arsenal
International2011-France
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Danny Welbeck celebrates with Mesut 'wind'Ozil and Olivier Giroud during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Norwich City on April 30, 2016
Result: Danny Welbeck fires Arsenal up to third
Danny Welbeck comes off the bench to score the winner and fire Arsenal up to third in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Norwich City.
Apr 30, 19:24
Aaron Ramsey goes off injured during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Team News: Aaron Ramsey returns for Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey earns his first Arsenal start since March for the visit of West Brom.
Apr 21, 18:48
Pape Souare and Alexis Sanchez vie for the ball during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on April 17, 2016
Result: Arsenal stay fourth as Yannick Bolasie earns Crystal Palace a point
Yannick Bolasie fires in an 82nd-minute equaliser as Crystal Palace deny Arsenal victory at the Emirates in Sunday afternoon's Premier League contest.
Apr 17, 17:54
Andy Carroll celebrates during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Arsenal on April 9, 2016
Result: Andy Carroll scores 10-minute hat-trick as West Ham, Arsenal share six goals
Andy Carroll scores a 10-minute hat-trick as West Ham United and Arsenal play out an enthralling 3-3 draw in Saturday's Premier League clash at the Boleyn Ground.
Apr 9, 14:38
Andy Bloody Carroll scores his side's second during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Arsenal on April 9, 2016
Live Commentary: West Ham United 3-3 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive the frenetic 3-3 draw between West Ham United and Arsenal in the Premier League with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Apr 9, 11:45
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Per Mertesacker hoping for return to Arsenal first team
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker admits that being left out of the starting lineup is an alien feeling, but insists that he will be ready to take his chance if it comes.
Apr 4, 13:42
Danny Welbeck celebrates finding the winner during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
Team News: Arsenal unchanged for Watford visit
Arsene Wenger names an unchanged XI as Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates.
Apr 2, 14:03
France's defender Laurent Koscielny arrives for a press conference in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on October 7, 2014
Laurent Koscielny does not fear for safety at Euro 2016
Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny insists that he does not fear for his safety when he plays for France despite more terrorist attacks close to home.
Mar 23, 09:42
Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring the opener with Hector Bellerin during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on March 19, 2016
Result: Arsenal return to form in win over Everton
Arsenal reduce the gap to second-placed Tottenham Hotspur to three points after a comfortable 2-0 win away at Everton.
Mar 19, 14:39
Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring the opener with Hector Bellerin during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on March 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Everton 0-2 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Arsenal's 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League.
Mar 19, 11:45
Gabriel 'Caesar' Paulista walks off injured during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Arsenal legend Martin Keown enthused by Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny duo
Arsenal defenders Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny make for a solid centre-back partnership in the long term, according to Martin Keown.
Mar 17, 20:32
Jeremain Lens and Laurent Koscielny in action during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Sunderland on January 9, 2016
Laurent Koscielny admits Arsenal are low on confidence as their season unravels
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny concedes that the Gunners' confidence is perilously low at the moment.
Mar 17, 18:26
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Manchester United and West Ham United on March 13, 2016
Dimitri Payet, N'Golo Kante make France squad
West Ham United attacker Dimitri Payet and Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante are both included in France's latest international squad.
Mar 17, 13:40
Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Aaron Lennon of Everton compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London, England.
Preview: Everton vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday lunchtime's Premier League clash between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park.
Mar 17, 10:03
Neymar celebrates scoring the opening goal with Lionel Messi during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Result: Barcelona through to Champions League last eight
Barcelona book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 3-1 win over Arsenal in their last-16 second leg in Spain.
Mar 16, 21:36
An acrobatic Laurent Koscielny in action for Arsenal against Stoke on September 12, 2015
Team News: Laurent Koscielny, Alex Iwobi start for Arsenal
Laurent Koscielny and Alex Iwobi are included in the Arsenal starting lineup for the Champions League clash away at Barcelona.
Mar 16, 18:44
Arsene Wenger during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Arsene Wenger calls for "calm" ahead of tricky Barcelona tie
Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal can still end the season with some silverware as long as his side remain "strong" in the face of adversity.
Mar 15, 18:40
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal at Camp Nou.
Mar 15, 16:35
An acrobatic Laurent Koscielny in action for Arsenal against Stoke on September 12, 2015
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny fit for Barcelona showdown
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is fit for tomorrow's Champions League last-16 second leg against Barcelona.
Mar 15, 13:35
Aaron Ramsey goes off injured during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey out for a month with thigh problem
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is expected to miss around a month's worth of action with a thigh problem sustained against Hull City in midweek.
Mar 11, 15:33
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Troy Deeney of Watford compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on October 17, 2015 in Watford, England.
Preview: Arsenal vs. Watford
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final between holders Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium.
Mar 11, 14:35
Gabriel tends to Per Mertesacker during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 6, 2016
Arsene Wenger "in shock" over Arsenal injuries
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he is "in shock" over his side's injury woes after seeing three more players limp off during the 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull.
Mar 8, 21:45
Gabriel of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Gabriel responds to Arsene Wenger by insisting he 'understands' his teammates
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista insists that he "already" understands his teammates following Arsene Wenger's comments that the Brazilian needs to learn better English.
Mar 8, 14:21
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Team News: Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele return for Spurs, Mohamed Elneny starts for Arsenal
Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele return to the starting XI for Tottenham Hotspur, while Mohamed Elneny makes his full Premier League debut for Arsenal.
Mar 5, 11:50
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) ahead of the English League Cup third round football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane in north London on Septemb
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Saturday lunchtime's huge North London derby at White Hart Lane as Premier League title contenders Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal collide.
Mar 4, 11:59
Petr Cech, the Arsenal goalkeeper warms up prior to the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 25, 2015
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech suffers hamstring injury in Swansea City defeat
Arsene Wenger says that Petr Cech will miss Saturday's match against Tottenham Hotspur after pulling his hamstring late on in the defeat to Swansea City.
Mar 2, 22:09
Olivier Giroud hints at his Valentine's Day plans during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
Team News: Olivier Giroud back for Arsenal
Olivier Giroud returns to lead the line for Arsenal against Swansea City.
Mar 2, 18:47
Marcus Rashford celebrates with teammates during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on February 28, 2016
Result: Marcus Rashford hits brace in Manchester United win
Eighteen-year-old striker Marcus Rashford scores twice on his Premier League debut as Manchester United record a 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Feb 28, 16:00
Danny Welbeck celebrates finding the winner during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
Team News: Danny Welbeck makes first Arsenal start in 10 months for Hull City FA Cup clash
Danny Welbeck makes his first start in 10 months as Arsenal take on Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates.
Feb 20, 11:52
Mesut Ozil has a shot saved by Fraser Forster during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Southampton on February 2, 2016
Result: Arsenal drop to fourth as Southampton's Fraser Forster stars in goalless draw
Fraser Forster stars in goal for Southampton as the Saints hold Arsenal to a goalless draw in Tuesday night's Premier League match at the Emirates.
Feb 2, 21:38
Calum Chambers of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2016
Result: Holders Arsenal edge out Burnley to progress in FA Cup
Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez score the goals as holders Arsenal book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Burnley.
Jan 30, 16:52
An acrobatic Laurent Koscielny in action for Arsenal against Stoke on September 12, 2015
Laurent Koscielny reveals transfer interest
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny reveals that he has had opportunities to leave the Emirates during his time in the Premier League.
Jan 18, 12:03
Arsenal's Joel Campbell celebrates scoring their first goal during the FA Cup third-round match against Sunderland on January 9, 2016
Result: FA Cup holders Arsenal cruise into fourth round with win over Sunderland
Arsenal get their FA Cup defence off to a winning start with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland to book their place in the fourth round of the competition.
Jan 9, 16:53
Arsenal's Joel Campbell celebrates scoring their first goal during the FA Cup third-round match against Sunderland on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland - as it happened
Relive Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Sunderland as the Gunners come from behind to get their FA Cup title defence off to a winning start.
Jan 9, 14:00
Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Duncan Watmore of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadiumon December 5, 2015
Preview: Arsenal vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's FA Cup match between holders Arsenal and struggling Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 7, 18:45
Newcastle United's English head coach Steve McClaren gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane in north London on December 13, 2015
Steve McClaren: "I cannot fault my players"
Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren does not believe that his team deserved to lose against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.
Jan 2, 19:12
Arsene Wenger wraps up warm during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Arsene Wenger brands Newcastle United game "hard work"
Arsene Wenger admits that his Arsenal team needed to "dig deep" in order to beat Newcastle United in their Premier League clash at the Emirates.
Jan 2, 18:31
Laurent Koscielny celebrates with Aaron Ramsey during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Result: Laurent Koscielny header gives Arsenal win over Newcastle United
Arsenal move two points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.
Jan 2, 16:53
Aaron Ramsey and Daryl Janmaat in action during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Live Commentary: Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle United - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 2, 14:45
Arsenal's French midfielder Mathieu Flamini celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
Team News: Three changes for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger makes three changes to his Arsenal side for the visit of Newcastle United.
Jan 2, 14:22
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester362211364343077
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs361913467283970
3Arsenal361910759342567
4Manchester CityMan City361971068383064
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd35179943311260
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351514660431759
7Southampton361691153391457
8Liverpool3515101059481155
9Chelsea351212115548748
10Stoke CityStoke36139143852-1448
11Everton351014115549644
12Watford35128153642-644
13Swansea CitySwansea361110153750-1343
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom361011153246-1441
15Bournemouth36118174363-2041
16Crystal Palace36109173646-1039
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3689193964-2533
18Sunderland35711174058-1832
19Norwich CityNorwich3587203561-2631
RAston Villa3637262772-4516