Arsenal Captain Laurent Koscielny Refuses to Travel on Pre-Season Tour

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel on the club's pre-season tour of the United States

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny refuses to travel with the team for a soccer tour in the United States.

Koscielny is pushing for a move away from Arsenal with Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon all interested in the 33-year-old.

Arsenal confirmed the news in a statement that said: "We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions".

Bordeaux are understood to have already offered him a lucrative two-year contract with an option of a third.

In an official statement released by the club, it stated about the disappointing action from their trendsetter and avowed not to produce any further statement until the resolvement.

The 33-year-old France global is out of contract at the end of the 2019-20 season and is a reported target for French clubs Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon.

Ross Perot, American 2-Time Presidential Hopeful, Dead at 89
He would eventually be honored for this activism, receiving an award from then-Secretary of Veteran Affairs James Peake in 2009. His campaign became a cultural argument against Mexicans as much as it was an economic one for blue-collar Americans.

This stance has clearly angered Koscielny, who believes after nine years of service he deserves to leave on his terms.

Arsenal says it was working to resolve the matter.

First up, the Gunners are to face MLS side Colorado Rapids on 15 July, followed by further tour games against Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Real Madrid in Los Angeles, Charlotte and Washington DC respectively.

Talks will continue with Koscielny during the next fortnight at London Colney to try and find a resolution to the situation, which is an issue Arsenal could do without during what has already been a frustrating summer.

The Gunners are closing in on a deal to sign French youngster William Saliba from Saint-Etienne for $34 million then loan him back to the Ligue 1 club.

Related News:



Most liked

Taylor Swift outranks the Kardashians as highest paid celebrity
For Swift, this may help her gain confidence after her alleged bully Scooter Braun brought her catalog in a $300 million deal. Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood actor to featured in Forbes " list of "The World's Highest Paid Celebrities'.

MS Dhoni could’ve batted at number five: Sachin Tendulkar
In his column for the Times of India, Kallis wrote, "Incredible drama is what cricket lovers expect from the World Cup and that is exactly what India's semifinal against New Zealand delivered - across two days".

Arsenal appoint Edu as new technical director
We'll keep you up to date with the very latest transfer news concerning your club in our daily football gossip and rumours column. Edu meanwhile commented: "We have a strong squad and some very talented young players with fantastic people at every level".

California natural disaster may have killed man in Nevada
Adam Tippets says it's believed the man was working on the Jeep, which apparently fell off of its jacks when the quake hit. Photos of the scene showed the man's Jeep leaned to its right with a makeshift jack appearing to have fallen down.

United States astronomers discover asteroid with shortest year
The asteroid's orbit takes it beyond the orbit of Venus, and at times it comes closer to the sun than Mercury . The camera system surveys the sky extremely fast, making an ideal tool for finding asteroids.

India's World Cup dream shattered as New Zealand win by 18 runs
Ross Taylor had added just seven runs to his overnight 67 before being superbly run out by a direct hit from Ravindra Jadeja. India were reduced to 24 for 4 in chase of 240, but Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put up a fight in a thrilling finish.

INDIA vs New Zealand
Mitchell Santner's slow left-arm spin was one of New Zealand's biggest weapons and Williamson was lavish in his praise. Ross Taylor was 67 not out and Tom Latham was at 3 when the play was stopped.

Moment plane engine in United States failed caught on camera
Delta's maintenance team in Atlanta is expected to continue looking into the issue. The aircraft landed safely at 2:20 p.m. with fire and rescue crews waiting nearby.

Powell: Trade War, Global Weakness 'Weigh On The US Economic Outlook'
The president did not rule out the possibility last month of either demoting or firing the chairman of the Fed. She also referred to published reports that Trump had discussed firing Powell.

British Royal Marines Seize Tanker Allegedly Carrying Iranian Oil to Syria
As if part of a script, National Security Adviser John Bolton welcomed the seizure of the tanker. Authorities in the British territory said the tanker can be held for up to 14 days.

Roger Federer reaches semifinals after winning 100th Wimbledon match
Federer is the first player to win 100 matches at one Grand Slam tournament. "The beginning, " Federer said, "was brutal". Federer's game is less reliant on a big serve, but Nadal needs to take advantage of any break chances.

US Urges Turkey to Stop Oil Drilling Off Cyprus
The Yavuz drillship dropped anchor on Monday to the south of Cyprus' Karpasia peninsula, a jutting northeastern panhandle. Cyprus was divided in 1974 after a Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup.

Former Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge Reunited With Stolen Dog
Sturridge's dog has been found. " Listen, someone has broken into the house in LA, took my dog from the house ". I wanna know why they took bags from upstairs.

Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding
Flooding led to electrical outages that closed the National Archives Museum, according to a statement from the museum. The National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency across the area.

We've proven it's possible to have strong economy and a clean environment
He highlighted acts of environmental stewardship his administration has taken to improve the environment . A recent Gallup Poll also found that more Americans favor environmental protection over economic growth.