France defender Laurent Koscielny says he will finish his career at Arsenal or former club Lorient.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's 2-2 Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain, Koscielny said he owes Arsene Wenger for everything that he has achieved in his career and added that he wanted to repay the Gunners boss.

The 31-year-old has made 191 league appearances for Arsenal since joining the north London club from French side Lorient in 2010.

He has won 42 international caps for France since making his international debut in 2011.

"It was Arsene Wenger who had the courage to buy me from Lorient when I was nobody," Koscielny was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"I'd had one year at an average club in Ligue 1 and he took a big punt in bringing me to one of the 10 biggest clubs in Europe.

"I am in the French national team thanks to the boss and I will be grateful to him my entire career.

"I will finish my career in England or at my old club Lorient but I love living in London.

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny (left) has made 11 league appearances for Arsenal this season Getty Images

"I was 24 when I arrived in England and I had never lived in a big town, so it was a big step into the unknown for me.

"But my family is happy, the people are calmer than in Paris and there is more respect."

The Sun reported last week that Koscielny was close to signing a new four-year deal at Arsenal, potentially extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium until 2020. His current deal expires at the end of next season.

Earlier this week, Alex Iwobi hailed Koscielny as the Arsenal best player at reading the game.

"The way he reads the game sometimes, it's just crazy. He's always one step ahead, I don't know how he does it," the Nigerian winger was quoted as saying by the Sun.