Borussia Dortmund eye swoop for experienced Arsenal defender – report

Borussia Dortmund are interested in a potential deal to sign Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, according to a report

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Borussia Dortmund are keeping tabs on Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the France international’s long-term future at the north London side remains uncertain with less than 12 months set to run on his current deal.

The same article states that the Gunners could allow Koscielny to leave in the upcoming transfer window as Unai Emery looks to continue his rebuild at The Emirates.

According to the same story, German giants Borussia Dortmund are eager to secure defensive reinforcements following their disappointment in the Bundesliga title race.

The Daily Mail report adds that Arsenal could be tempted into selling to raise much-needed funds to back their manager this summer ahead of his second season in charge.

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term after narrowly missing out on a top-four finish due to Chelsea FC and Tottenham’s late surge.

The Gunners had the chance to secure a return to the Champions League by winning the Europa League but Arsenal suffered a 4-1 loss to bitter rivals Chelsea FC in Baku.

The north London side haven’t won a major trophy in the last two seasons – and Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League crown since 2003-04 when Arsene Wenger’s side went unbeaten throughout the campaign.

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