Laurent Koscielny turns down a move to join Henry's Monaco this month

Laurent Koscielny turns down a move to join Henry's Monaco this month

- Coach Thierry Henry has been told to look elsewhere for a defender after Laurent Koscielny turns down a move to join the French League side

- Not too long ago, the center back returned from a long injury lay off and has featured for the Gunners four times in the last five EPL games

- The Frenchman has a running contract with the north Londoners until the summer of 2020

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has reportedly turned down a move to join struggling French League side Monaco.

The 33-year-old has only made six appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this campaign.

However, the Mirror reports that coach Thierry Henry is looking to bolster his backline this month in a bid to avoid relegation at the end of the season.

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Les Monégasques are currently 19th on the log with 13 points from 18 matches - five points from safety.

Henry has however penned down Koscielny and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas as suitable candidates to strengthen his squad.

The Mirror further reveals that Fabregas has agreed a deal to join the Stade Louis II Stadium outfit - although Monaco must still agree a deal with Chelsea.

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Meanwhile Koscielny is said to have rejected the deal and see out his contract which expires in 2020 at the Emirates Stadium.

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The 33-year-old has been a key man for Unai Emery's side recently, featuring in four of the club's last five Premier League matches. earlier reported that Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny was excited after returning to action from a seven-month injury in Thursday’s Europa League win over Qarabag.

The Mirror, the Frenchman has been sidelined with an Achilles injury since May, but started in the heart of Arsenal defence in the 1-0 win against Azerbaijan's champions Qarabag.

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