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Laurent Koscielny Biography

Laurent Koscielny is a French footballer who plays as a defender for Arsenal. Though he primarily plays as a centre back, he also doubles as a right back and is often described as an aggressive, uncompromising and a ball-playing defender. His career began in 2004 with Guingamp; three years and barely forty appearances later, Koscielny dropped down to the French third tier. In 2007, Koscielny joined Tours FC and made 34 appearances, scoring 5 goals from defence during the 2008-09 season. On 16 June 2009, newly promoted Ligue 1 side FC Lorient signed Koscielny on a four-year contract for around €1.7 million. On 7 March 2009 Koscielny tapped in his first Ligue 1 goal against Olympique Marseille at Stade Vélodrome in the 65th minute in a 1–1 draw. In July 2010, Arsenal bought Koscienly to bring up the number of centre backs on the team. Koscielny made his debut in European competition on 15 September 2010, when he partnered Sébastien Squillaci in a 6–0 win over Braga at Emirates Stadium.Koscielny was praised for performances against Sunderland and made a brilliant tackle against Tottenham to stop Aaron Lennon from scoring during their League Cup tie. On 24 July 2012, he extended his contract with Arsenal for five years. Koscielny was called up to the French national team on 4 February 2011.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Laurent Koscielny
Nationality France
Position Defender
Current Club Arsenal
Shirt Number 6
Career
Clubs
Arsenal Jul 2010 - Present
En Avant Guingamp Jul 2004 - Jun 2007
FC Lorient Aug 2009 - Jul 2010
Tours Jul 2007 - Aug 2009
National
France Jan 2011 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Arsenal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 15 0 0 3 0 1345
2016/2017 Premier League 33 2 0 4 1 2824
UEFA Champions League 8 0 0 1 1 642
FA Cup 2 0 0 1 0 210
2015/2016 Premier League 33 4 0 3 0 2847
UEFA Champions League 7 0 0 0 0 597
FA Cup 3 0 0 2 0 270
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 90
2014/2015 Premier League 27 3 0 4 0 2288
UEFA Champions League 6 0 0 0 0 540
FA Cup 5 0 0 0 0 480
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 46
2013/2014 Premier League 32 2 0 2 2 2742
UEFA Champions League 9 0 0 0 0 753
FA Cup 4 1 0 0 0 390
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2012/2013 Premier League 25 2 1 1 1 1671
UEFA Champions League 5 1 0 3 0 450
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
League Cup 1 1 0 1 0 120
2011/2012 Premier League 33 2 1 8 0 2874
UEFA Champions League 6 1 0 0 0 487
FA Cup 2 0 0 1 0 180
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2010/2011 Premier League 30 2 0 6 3 2619
League Cup 6 1 0 3 0 570
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 1 0 360
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
Total 306 22 2 44 8 26115
En Avant Guingamp
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FC Lorient
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Tours
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National
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France
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 8 0 0 0 0 720
2016 France European Championship 7 0 0 2 0 642
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 6 0 1 1 1 540
World Cup 4 0 0 0 0 222
2012 Poland/Ukraine European Championship 1 0 0 0 0 90
Total 26 0 1 3 1 2214

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