Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal defender set to join Bordeaux (BBC)

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sell defender Laurent Koscielny to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m). The 33-year-old centre-back is having a medical on Tuesday before completing a return to France after…

Unai Emery names three Arsenal stars who could replace Laurent Koscielny as captain (Metro)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil and Nacho Monreal are all in with a chance of being named club captain next season. Laurent Koscielny refused to travel on Arsenal’s US tour and is likely to be stripped…

Laurent Koscielny ‘very hurt’ by conflict with Arsenal, claims Olivier Giroud (Metro)

Olivier Giroud has claimed that Laurent Koscielny has been left ‘very hurt’ by his ongoing battle with Arsenal to leave the club this summer. Club captain Koscielny stunned Arsenal by refusing to go on their pre-season tour of the United…

Koscielny rebellion adds to Arsenal gloom (Punch)

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny’s decision to boycott the club’s pre-season tour over a contractual dispute is the latest blow in an unsettling summer for the Gunners. Facing a third consecutive season outside the Champions League, Arsenal is attempting to play…

Arsenal captain Koscielny refuses to travel on pre-season tour (Punch)

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel for the club’s pre-season tour in the United States. The Gunners released a statement on Thursday highlighting their disappointment at the 33-year-old Frenchman, who has been at the club since 2010. “Laurent…

Arsenal slam Laurent Koscielny after club captain refuses to travel for US tour (Metro)

Arsenal have released a statement slamming Laurent Koscielny after the club captain expressed his desire not to be involved in the club’s upcoming US Tour. The statement read: ‘We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear…

Koscielny, Monreal out as Arsenal begins overhaul of defence (Guardian)

Stephan Lichtsteiner could be followed out of the Arsenal exit door by at least two more experienced defenders this summer as Unai Emery attempts to shake up the Gunners’ much maligned defence, reports goal.com. The Switzerland international, who arrived from…

Unai Emery reveals Laurent Koscielny gave inspirational speech before Arsenal’s win over Tottenham (Metro)

Unai Emery revealed that Arsenal club captain Laurent Koscielny gave an inspirational speech before the side’s 4-2 victory over Tottenham. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the perfect start with a 10th-minute penalty before goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane gave…

Koscielny Closing In On Arsenal Return (Daily Sports)

Laurent Koscielny is close to handing Arsenal a defensive boost after missing the first three months of the 2018-19 campaign. The former France international has been sidelined with an Achilles rupture that required surgery since May, the central defender missing…

Mesut Ozil in ‘unstoppable’ form ahead of Liverpool clash, says Laurent Koscielny (Metro)

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has warned Liverpool that Mesut Ozil is in ‘unstoppable’ form ahead of the sides’ clash this weekend. Ozil has had an impressive start to the season, scoring three goals and registering one assist in the Premier…

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