Date: 10th November 2016 at 12:58pm
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France international Laurent Koscielny has revealed his team-mates think he is a “a grandad” because of his love for Scrabble.

The 31-year-old, who has 40 international caps for his country, believes Arsenal’s younger players find the defender’s taste for board games unusual in the modern day era.

In an interview with L’Equipe, via the Evening Standard, the centre-half said, “My younger team-mates are more tech-savvy than me.

“I don’t tweet and they must think I’m like a grandad. But I love playing Scrabble.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

“I began with my stepdad and brothers. I’m pretty good now, it relaxes me. I’m competitive and I like to win and try and improve.”

Koscielny added, “I like playing cards and board games, and I played Scrabble a lot during EURO 2016 with Olivier Giroud, Hugo Lloris and some of my other France team-mates.

“It gave us more laughs than playing video games.”

The Frenchman has scored two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners so far this season.
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