Now 32 years of age, Laurent Koscielny is having to make decisions about his future, and, having already decided the 2018 World Cup would most likely be his last international competition with France, it seems the Arsenal defender now knows what he wants to do after his Emirates residency.
Just over a year ago, Laurent Koscielny told L’Equipe that he planned to either end his career at Arsenal or at Lorient, the club Arsène Wenger plucked him from in the first place.
Well, according to Loïc Féry, the French club’s president since 2009, the Arsenal centre-back has now made an executive decision.
Speaking to Canal+, relayed by RMC Sport, the 43-year-old said: “He told me last week in London that he wanted to end his career at Lorient. I still hope that he has a few more years at Arsenal.”
Of course, with a contract tying him to the Emirates until 2020 and the defender still playing at the fullest of his ability, a move to the French club isn’t imminent.
Furthermore, in order for Lorient to actually afford him, they’ll probably have to wait until he becomes a free agent.
Considering he’ll be a few months off turning 35 when his Arsenal deal comes to an end, that might be the perfect time for him to make the switch.