arsenal captain koscielny refuses to travel on pre-season tour

19:00    11 Jul 2019

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny
Arsenal FC captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel on the English giants' pre-season tour.

The Gunners are scheduled to tour the United State of America (USA) as part of their preparations for the new 2019/20 season.

The French defender's current contract with the club is set to expire at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Arsenal have since released the following statement about the 33-year-old player.

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A club statement read: "We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions."

"We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time."

French clubs Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon are reportedly keen to sign the experienced central defender.

While Bordeaux are said to have offered Koscielny a three-year deal.

Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010.
 

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