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Transfer: Arsenal captain refuses to travel for pre-season, insists on move to France

Arsenal captain, Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with his teammates for their pre-season tour of the United States.

This was confirmed by the club in a terse statement on Thursday morning.

It read: “Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour.

“We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions.

“We hope to resolve this matter & will not be providing any further comment at this time.”

It is believed that the 34-year-old defender wants the club to cancel his contract, so he can consider offers to return to France.

Koscielny has been with the Gunners for nine years.

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