Arsenal transfers: Koscielny will stay if Gunners challenge for trophies

Arsenal transfers: Gunners defender Laurent Koscielny says he is happy to stay as long as the club are challenging for trophies

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Laurent Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010 Photo: The Sport Review

Laurent Koscielny says he is happy to stay at Arsenal if the club can fight for silverware next season.

The France international made a slow start to the campaign before featuring in each of Arsenal’s final 10 Premier League games as Arsene Wenger’s men secured a top-four finish.

The 27-year-old, who scored the vital winner on the final day of the season at Newcastle United, has been linked with a move to Champions League winners Bayern Munich.

But Koscielny says he is happy at the north London side and the centre-half is keen to help the Gunners end their eight-year trophy drought.

“I feel good at Arsenal, if we have ambition to fight against the other teams of course I want to stay here,” Koscielny told Eurosport.

“It’s hard psychologically. We are constantly pressured because if Arsenal is not in the Champions League it would be a catastrophe.

“It is hard to not win titles year after year. We are competitors, professionals, we want to win.

“I want to add to my list of achievements. If Arsenal cannot allow me that, I’ll seek a move elsewhere.”

Koscielny has scored 10 goals in 119 appearances for the Gunners after completing a reported £8.5m move to The Emirates from Lorient in 2010.

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