Arsenal is closing in on a deal for French center back Laurent Koscielny. Reports available in the media suggest that Koscielny could put pen on paper very soon and complete his move to the
The 24-year-old defender has had a successful season with French club FC Lorient last season and impressed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who revealed his interest in the player in May.
Earlier, Arsene Wenger indicated that he would strengthen his defense in the summer transfer window. He has already been linked with a number of defenders over the last few weeks, but now it seems Koscielny fits the bill for Wenger and would play for the Gunners next season.
Wenger signed Thomas Vermaelen for €10 million (€12 million including add-ons) from Dutch club
With Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Sol Campbell most likely to leave the
So, if Silvestre, Gallas and Campbell leave this summer, Arsenal is left with Johan Djourou, the only other specialist center back at Arsenal, other than Vermaelen. That means, Arsenal still does not have quality back up for Vermaelen and Koscielny.
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