Arsenal to seal the deal for Kos the Boss

French defender to be offered new five-year contract

This might be a player worth the trouble.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is poised to ensure his main man at the back Laurent Koscielny does not end up with temptations that the likes of Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and now Robin van Persie have fallen for.

According to French paper L'Equipe, Koscielny will be offered a new five-year deal that will take the 26-year-old through to 2017 on vastly improved terms.

Is that money well spent?

Consider the stats from France’s quarterfinal match-up against Spain in the recently concluded Euro Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

44/48 passes (92%), 3/3 tackles, 5 interceptions, 3 blocks, 6 clearances.

That is Koscielny for you.

And maybe that is why he is at the top of the pack when it comes to securing the Gunners’ future. Ahead of even the likes of winger Theo Walcott and the teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Manchester City, Barcelona and AC Milan have all been keeping a track of Koscielny.

Arsenal are looking to end that with a new contract.

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