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Arsenal star Laurent commits to Gunners

Defender says he is looking forward to 'exciting future' with club

Laurent Koscielny has been an Arsenal regular for the past two seasons

Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny is to stay at the Emirates for many years to come after agreeing a new long-term deal.

Laurent, who joined in July 2010, said: "I have had a fantastic time here and look forward to an exciting future with Arsenal."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "Laurent is a top-class player and I am very pleased he has decided to commit his future to the club."

Key Points

  • Defender Laurent Koscielny signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
  • French centre-half moved to Emirates in July 2010
  • Manager Arsene Wenger says Koscielny's progress has been 'exceptional'