Koscielny in line for France return

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Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

Former France international Koscielny has struggled with injuries over the past couple of seasons and there are suggestions Unai Emery is willing to let him leave the Emirates this summer.

The 33-year-old defender, who has been with the Gunners since arriving from Lorient in 2010, has just over a year left on his contract and could be tempted for one last challenge before calling it a day.

Lyon have the lure of Champions League football, having finished third in Ligue 1 last season, and are hoping the experienced centre-back will help them during their European quest.

It is claimed an offer around £8million could be enough to tempt Arsenal into selling their skipper as Emery looks to bolster his transfer kitty, which is reportedly only £50m.

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