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Laurent Koscielny: “Arsène Wenger made me.”

Speaking at a French national team press conference today, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny discussed a variety of topics including the future of Arsène Wenger and the London terrorist attacks. Highlights.

On Arsène Wenger:

Arsène Wenger made me. We are in a difficult situation. It is not only his responsibility.

On his own future:

I feel good at Arsenal. My family is good in London. I’ve no reason to leave. Let’s finish as high as possible. Then I’ll see.

On the London terrorist attack:

Each attack affects us. We must stand together, that’s our strength. Londoners are strong.

On Samuel Umtiti:

I get on well with him. He is a superb player who is proving it at Barcelona.

On a new generation of young players:

The younger ones are mature for their age. They add a bit of “joie de vivre” to the group. We have a wonderful generation of attacking talent. I should know, I have to face them in training. They certainly have their heads on straight.

On Olivier Giroud:

He is mentally strong. When his called on he fights for the team. The national team is good for us.


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