Arsenal angry as Koscielny snubs US tour

Koscielny refuses to join Arsenal's pre-season tour

Koscielny refuses to travel for Arsenal pre-season

He only has a year left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium and had hoped that, due to his loyalty to the club and nine years of service, Arsenal would allow him to leave for free before the start of the 2019/20 season.

Former Arsenal midfielder, Adrian Clark has called on the board to strip Laurent Koscielny of his armband after refusing to join the team in the pre-season tour of United States of America.

"We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions", a statement on the club's official statement read.

The 33-year-old French central defender joined the Gunners from FC Lorient in 2010 and is reportedly keen to depart this summer.

In total, the France worldwide has made 255 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League, scoring 22 goals since joining from French side Lorient for £10m in July 2010.

Arsenal themselves were willing to hand the defender that extension, but because of his injury record, were going to pay Koscielny less per week but include appearance and performance-related bonuses. Let us know in the comments section below.

LYON sporting director Juninho has refused to rule out a move for wantaway Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny.

Koscielny is reportedly going on strike as he bids to force a move away from The Emirates.

Arsenal have slammed Koscielny in an official statement, as the club have now opened disciplinary proceedings against the French worldwide.

Koscielny's decision to not turn up for preseason will surely see him stripped of the captaincy, but it also gives Unai Emery an unwanted headache.

Arsenal are set to announce the signing of 18-year-old Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba for £26.5 million ($33m), having fought off competition from north London rivals Tottenham for his signature.

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