Arsenal defender Koscielny refuses to travel to USA for pre-season tour

11 Juillet, 2019, 13:57 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel on the club's pre-season tour of the United States

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the United States with the rest of the squad for pre-season.

Unai Emery's men play four matches across in America eight days starting with a friendly with Colorado Rapids on July 16.

In a statement, Arsenal said: "We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions".

Koscielny is in the final year of his contract and wants the club to come to a mutual agreement to terminate his deal.

But Arsenal have stood firm and, upon their refusal to grant the former France worldwide a free transfer, Koscielny responded by not joining his team-mates in the USA.

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Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010.

Koscielny has a number of offers from clubs in Ligue 1, with Bordeaux among the strongest linked, and the player has requested that Arsenal cancel his contract so he's able to finalise a move back home.

Arsenal said in a statement: "Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the USA for our pre-season tour".

Arsenal chiefs have been made well aware of Koscielny's desire to leave in the past week, but he is demanding that they release him on a free transfer - something the Gunners will not agree to. "We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time".

Koscielny didn't come back into the team until mid-December last season due the Achilles injury that ruled him out of the World Cup in Russian Federation past year.

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