Arsenal fans react on Twitter to new Koscielny deal

Laurent Koscielny has committed his long term future to Arsenal.

Arsenal have had to watch many of their top talents slip through their fingers in recent years - but they look like ensuring another one will not be going the same way.

Central defender Laurent Koscielny has been in top form for the club this season. In fact, he has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over the past couple of seasons.

But his form attracted suitors. He has been linked with Manchester City, Barcelona and most recently Bayern Munich. His technically gifted style of defending as well as his physical prowess have made him one of the world’s most coveted modern defenders.

Arsenal clearly know this - as finally they have got him to sign the dotted line of a deal that has been in the works for a couple of months now.

The deal’s length has not been disclosed - but it is described as ‘long term’. Speaking of the deal Arsene Wenger did not hide his happiness at cementing the future of his top defender:

“Laurent has proven himself to be an outstanding player since joining us in 2010 and has showed his quality once again this season. I am delighted he has decided to commit his future to the Club.”

Meanwhile Koscielny has also made his thoughts on securing his long-term future at the club clear - telling

“I am very proud to have reached agreement with the Club on a new contract. I have enjoyed four great years at Arsenal already, and I look forward to continuing to help the team in the years to come.”

And of course they are not the only two associated with Arsenal on top of the world with this news.

Plenty of Arsenal fans are delighted that Kos will be seemingly sticking around for a while - despite the overtures of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Here is a selection of Tweets reacting to the news this evening:

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