On May 24th, L’Equipe published an article seriously questioning Laurent Koscielny’s future as an Arsenal player. 

It was explained the Europa League Final against Chelsea in Baku could be the defender’s last for the Gunners, especially if they lost and subsequently failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The 33 year old was ‘looking for a new challenge’. Talks had begun on an extension with Arsenal, with no positive outcome yet, and Koscielny was said to feel he can continue at the highest level for ‘two or three more seasons’.

A move was becoming ‘more and more tempting’ for the Frenchman.

Bayer Leverkusen were presented as the most interested side, along with interest from AC Milan and AS Monaco.

Now Bild report Borussia Dortmund could be the Arsenal player’s destination.

The Bundesliga side see Koscielny as a ‘serious option’, and it’s claimed the Premier League club ‘want to get rid of him’.

Whilst his experience is seen as a plus, his age is a negative.