Publicado: Sáb, Julio 13, 2019
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny refuses to join pre-season tour

Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny refuses to join pre-season tour

Koscielny, who is expected to be hit with a hefty fine, will be stripped of captaincy and will be made to train with Arsenal's kids after his decision to turn his back on his employers.

Koscielny has been a fans favorite since he arrived in 2010 and his rise from the lower French leagues to the Premier League and UEFA Champions League while also captaining Arsenal is a great story.

He suffered a serious Achilles injury against Atletico Madrid at the end of 2017/2018, ruling him out for six months. So it looks like he seriously wants out and him refusing to go to US with the squad could be because the gunners have refused to let him go on a free transfer.

Shokdran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Callum Chambers, Dinos Mavropanos and Sokratis are Arsenal's current options at center back, but there's no doubt Koscielny would have been a starter alongside Sokratis this season.

"For our captain to refuse to go on a pre-season tour after nine years of unbelievable service, to destroy your legacy a little by refusing to play for a club is something that is baffling me".

It was revealed earlier on Thursday that the captain had refused to travel to Australia for the start of their pre-season in the hope of forcing a move back to France with Bordeaux.

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Gilchrist, who has lifted the trophy thrice before - in 2003, 2007 and 2011, has called on the Indian fans to not be harsh on their team.

"If he doesn't buy players and doesn't seem to get the team in the right shape for the start of the season, Arsenal are going to struggle".

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Whether this emoji holds any meaning remains to be seen. There is no way he has come up with this on your own.

"Why Laurent? Who are your advisers and what are they saying to you?"

"It doesn't set a good example, Arsenal need to do something quick and disciplinary".

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