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Borussia Dortmund considering move for Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring developments with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 33, who could be allowed to leave this summer.

The German giants are looking to bring in defensive reinforcements and experience after narrowly missing out on the Bundesliga title to rivals Bayern Munich.

Koscielny made his comeback for Arsenal last season, following a long spell on the sidelines recovering from an Achilles injury.

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring developments with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring developments with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny

Despite featuring strongly at the latter part of the previous campaign, and starting in Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat by Chelsea, the veteran defender may be allowed to depart this summer.

Koscileny is contracted to the club until the summer of 2020, with Arsenal knowing the only time to recoup a fee on the player would be in the current window.

Manager Unai Emery is tasked with the challenge of overhauling his current team on a shoestring budget, after being allocated just £45million to spend.

The Gunners have found their finances impacted by failure to qualify for a place in next season’s Champions League.

Koscielny, who featured in the Europa League final defeat, is entering his final year of contract

Koscielny, who featured in the Europa League final defeat, is entering his final year of contract

The Frenchman spent portions of last season on the sidelines recovering from serious injury

The Frenchman spent portions of last season on the sidelines recovering from serious injury

After finishing outside of the top four in the Premier League, Arsenal were hoping to take the windfall from winning the Europa League and booking their place in the premier competition in European football.

Chelsea’s 4-1 victory in Baku put paid to that however, and has now left Emery operating on a smaller budget as a result.

Dortmund and Arsenal maintain good relations after the signing of defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos in July 2018. 

 

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7139223/Borussia-Dortmund-considering-Arsenal-captain-Laurent-Koscielny.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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