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Koscielny denies exit rumours

by Michelle Fortune , 19 March 2013

Laurent Koscielny has no plans to leave Arsenal and is determined to see out the remainder of his contract at the Emirates.


Koscielny found himself out of favour earlier this season but in recent weeks he has forced his way back into the starting line-up and he has started the last two games ahead of captain Thomas Vermaelen.

Despite the speculation surrounding his future, the 27-year-old insists he is happy at Arsenal and is hoping to see out his contract.

"My contract lasts for another four years. I have no wish to be elsewhere," Koscielny is quoted as saying in The Sun.

Arsenal sit fifth, four points behind Tottenham, with nine matches remaining and face a battle to qualify for the Champions League.

Koscielny accepts they will find it difficult to deny Tottenham or Chelsea a place in Europe but he has vowed to keep fighting until the last day of the season.

"Arsenal will fight until the end to be in the Champions League," added Koscielny. "It will be difficult, but we will give everything."

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