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Koscielny could leave Arsenal

ESPN staff
June 4, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Laurent Koscielny has revealed he could seek a transfer if Arsenal do not assemble a squad that is capable of winning trophies.

Arsenal's trophy drought stretches back to 2005, and last season saw the club once more battling only to secure Champions League qualification.

France centre-back Koscielny is currently being linked with a £15 million move to Bayern Munich, and the 27-year-old, under contract until 2017, has indicated he could be tempted to make such a switch.

"I want to have some titles," he told Eurosport. "I hope the club will give itself the means. If that's not the case, I'll go take a look elsewhere."

He said he was happy at The Emirates but did not want simply to be fighting for a top-four spot each season.

"I feel good at Arsenal, and if we're given the means to be able to rival big teams, of course I want to continue the adventure," he said. "If it's to be fighting each year like this season, mentally, it's hard. We're always under pressure and we know a single season without the Champions League at Arsenal is difficult.

"We'll have to see whether there are clubs who are interested. I don't just want to go anywhere. I want to discover a new championship."

Asked about potential interest from Paris Saint-Germain, he replied: "I don't know. I have not had any contact."

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