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Laurent Koscielny’s agent has said the Arsenal and France defender thought about leaving the north London club alongside Arsene Wenger at the end of last season when he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Stephane Courbis represents Koscielny and told France Football (h/t Charles Watts of Football.London) his client was seriously considering a departure at the same time as Wenger, who stood down in May after 22 years at the club.
Koscielny ruptured his Achilles in the UEFA Europa League semi-final second-leg defeat to Atletico Madrid, and Courbis said:
“When he banged the floor with his hand, I immediately knew that it was serious, that it was over.