Arsenal confirm key player refuses to travel for summer tour

Arsenal confirm captain Koscielny refuses to travel to the US for summer tour

The 33-year-old wants to quit the Gunners to return to France with Bordeaux, Lyon and Rennes all keen.

But now the veteran is trying to force his exit by failing to turn up for the trip to USA.

An Arsenal statement confirmed the news this morning, 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.”