Date: 23rd July 2017 at 11:00pm
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Cohen Bramall has been giving his thoughts on Arsenal’s pre season tour and Laurent Koscielny has been reflecting on his time at the club.

Beginning with Bramall, his remarkable rise up the football pyramid has seen him go from Hednesford Town to playing at the Bird’s Nest in the space of a year and he admitted it’s been a bit of a whirlwind ride.

Speaking to the Official Site he admitted that the tour had been the best thing he’s ever experienced in the game.

‘I have gained a lot of experience. The tour has been amazing, probably the best thing I have ever done and hopefully I am on board next year too. I wouldn`t change it for the world, I am so grateful to the boss for bringing me on board with the team.’

Bramall went on to say.

‘It`s hit me now how far I have come. I knew it would hit me after I made my first appearance and it has. It hasn`t even been a year, it`s more like seven months…it`s amazing. I needed as many games as possible to get more experience under my belt.’

He ended by holding his hands up in the game against Chelsea.

‘The second goal was my fault, I`ll take that on the chin – my foot just got stuck on the turf.’

As for French international Koscielny, he’s going into what will be his eighth year at the club following his arrival in the summer of 2010, and he explained he was happy at the club and he’s not looking to leave.

‘When I first got here, I didn`t think about how long I would stay at this club – but now I am starting my eighth season so I am very happy with this. I am happy in my life every day, not just the football but my life with my wife and kids in London. We enjoy it, that`s why I have stayed for a long time here.’

Koscielny went on to say.

‘I have a long contract with Arsenal and I have no reason to leave the club. I am just here to enjoy my job and give everything for the team, and get the best results for the club. If i can do all of that, then I am happy. Arsene Wenger is a big inspiration for me. He bought me from France and has given me everything to help me play for Arsenal, and has helped me as a man too.’


‘I have a big loyalty to this club and to the boss too. I have stayed here for seven years and I have learnt a lot from him, so I am happy to be here with him and to fight for him because he is a great person.’

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