Shocked Arsenal chiefs launch disciplinary action against Koscielny after tour refusal


But still there has been no progress over his transfer and now in desperation to move out, the club captain has refused to travel with the squad to the US.

Arsenal are set to take disciplinary action against their club captain, but Koscielny is hopeful that it should hasten his departure from the Emirates this summer.

"Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the U.S. for our pre-season tour", the statement said.

Last summer, he was part of the World Cup-winning France team in Russian Federation and is said to be a target for a number of Ligue 1 clubs, including Rennes 10/11, Bordeaux 6/5 and Lyon 13/2. They stated, "We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions".

Arsenal have had a really problematic last season and it looks like Laurent Koscielny has just added to their troubles.

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Koscileny is supposed to have been furious with this development and now wants Arsenal to let him leave, for free, this summer.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Arsenal Head Coach Unai Emrty with Laurent Koscielny during a training session at London Colney on April 20, 2019 in St Albans, England.

"We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any future comment at his time". It is on the Arsenal side that things are blocked.' L'Équipe also report that Bordeaux have been trying to sign the defender since April. A £27 million (€34m) deal has been agreed for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, but he will spend the coming season back in France on loan with his former club.

Bordeaux's new manager Paulo Sousa was reported to have made Koscielny a "priority" this summer, wanting to use his experience and leadership to guide the club to help the club return to its once prominent role in the league.