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Arsenal club captain Koscielny refuses to travel for pre-season tour

Arsenal club captain Koscielny refuses to travel for pre-season tour

11/07/2019 at 16:52Updated 11/07/2019 at 18:32

Arsenal have issued a statement confirming that club captain Laurent Koscielny is refusing to travel to their US pre-season tour.

The club issued a statement saying: "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 and will not be providing any further comment at this time."

The French central defender has been linked with a move away from England since the end of the season.

German club Borussia Dortmund and Italian club AC Milan are reportedly interested in the 33 year old.

He has also been linked with a return to France with Bordeaux, who are said to have offered him a three-year deal.

Koscielny, who joined Arsenal from French side Lorient in 2010, has made over 350 appearances for the London club.

Arsenal are set to play Colorado Rapids, who are also owned by the club's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, on Monday before facing Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.

Additional reporting by Reuters

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