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Arsenal captain Koscielny refuses to travel on pre-season tour

Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel on Arsenal's pre-season tour to the United States, the Premier League club have announced. Credit: PA

Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel on Arsenal's pre-season tour to the United States, the Premier League club have announced.

The Gunners skipper was expected to be part of the squad flying to the USA on Thursday but the club have now said the 33-year-old will stay behind.

"Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour," a short statement on the club's official website read.

"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."

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