Every summer, Arsenal get linked with various players, and every summer, every Arsenal fans get worried that our players could be targeted by other clubs. This is because it has happened many times in the past. And reports in the last few days has it that Arsenal could be about to lose one of their big stars. According to the reports, Spanish giant Real Madrid are considering a move for Arsenal’s key defender, Laurent Koscielny, as a replacement for fellow departing Frenchman, Raphael Varane according to French website, Foot Mercato.
Laurent Koscielny has been a solid rock in a turbulent defence over the last few seasons and it would be a major blow to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal should he decide to leave North London.
Koscielny, 30, has been the most reliable in what has looked a shaky French National team defence so far at the European Championships on home soil and is now looking forward to a tie with giant killers Iceland in the quarter-final.
The strong centre half at club level has only won the English FA Cup and the FA Community Shield in his time at Arsenal and may see a late move to Real Madrid as a big chance to challenge for more silverware especially the Uefa champion’s league before retirement.
French defender Varane, meanwhile, has been linked with a move to the Red devil to link up with former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese brought the Frenchman into limelight during his time at the Spanish capital.
Should Manchester United sign the unsettled Varane from Real Madrid, the Los Blancos will be under pressure to snatch Koscienlny who might be tempted with silverwares.