Koscielny has been reportedly told he can leave Arsenal in January.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Arsenal club captain Laurent Koscielny is interesting Championship side Aston Villa after Unai Emery reportedly told the Frenchman he can leave.
TeamTalk reported earlier this week that the 33-year-old has been told he has no future at the Emirates Stadium under Emery, with Barcelona said to be keen on landing the 51-time France international.
The arrival of Sokratis Papastathopoulos has pushed Koscielny down the pecking order, while Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos remain as options.
Despite having another two years remaining on his contract at The Emirates, Koscielny has been told he can leave and now reports are suggesting that Aston Villa could look to land the experienced Premier League defender.
Villa remain one of England’s biggest clubs outside the Premier League but are struggling in the Championship, sitting way down in 17th place. But after a financial boost in the summer, Villa have money to spend in January.