Arsenal boss Emery hints at Koscielny exit


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In Summary

  • Laurent Koscielny appears a step closer to leaving Arsenal after Unai Emery stated he is keen to work with "players that want to be here"
  • Arsenal captain Koscielny refused to travel with the rest of the squad for their pre-season matches in the USA and Emery looks to be preparing for life without the 33-year-old next season

Laurent Koscielny appears a step closer to leaving Arsenal after Unai Emery stated he is keen to work with “players that want to be here”.

Arsenal captain Koscielny refused to travel with the rest of the squad for their pre-season matches in the USA and Emery looks to be preparing for life without the 33-year-old next season.

“I tried to continue working and finding one solution between the club, between him and us,” Emery told Arsenal’s website after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Real Madrid in their International Champions Cup game at Washington Redskins’ FedExField stadium.

“When he decided not to come here with us on tour, the solution is now only for the club and him.

“He decided to be out. I respect him but I have a responsibility, he has a responsibility, and the club have their responsibility.

“Now it’s an issue only for the club and him. My idea is to continue with the players we are working with, and the players that want to be here.”

Koscielny, who signed from Lorient in 2010 and has since played 353 times for the Gunners before being named club captain last season, is keen on a move back to France.

-Report by skysports 

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