Arsenal fans react furiously to appalling behaviour of Laurent Koscielny

39;We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions which are against our clear instructions'

The Frenchman was expected to be part of the squad flying to the United States of America on Thursday but the club have now said the 33-year-old will stay behind.

Arsenal have been linked with several defenders to help them sure things up at the back, and with this gesture from Koscielny, it is possible that he could be on his way out.

Sky Sports News understands Koscielny wants to return to France and has asked Arsenal to release him from his contract, which has one year remaining.

Koscielny, who has been at the Emirates for nine years, only has 12 months remaining on his contract after failing to agree an extension. "We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time".

That could apply to a lot of things to be honest, but on this occasion, their anger is exclusively directed at the Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny.

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Unai Emery looks set to be without his captain for the start of the new Premier League season.

Bordeaux have reportedly offered the centre-back a three-year deal, an offer he's said to be keen to take up.

Koscielny did not feature for the Gunners until December last season, spending seven months on the sidelines overcoming a serious Achilles injury suffered in Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid last May.

Arsenal will face Colorado Rapids in a friendly on July 16 before taking on Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.

He would go on to make 353 appearances for the club, registering 27 goals.

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