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Friday, July 12, 2019, 09:59
Koscielny refuses to travel with Arsenal on US tour
By Associated Press
Friday, July 12, 2019, 09:59 By Associated Press

Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg, football match between Arsenal and Valencia at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 2, 2019. (GLYN KIRK / AFP)

LONDON - Arsenal says captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with the team for its preseason tour to the United States.

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The English Premier League club released a statement saying it was "very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions."

Arsenal says it was working to resolve the matter.

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Koscielny joined Arsenal in 2010 and is out of contract at the end of the coming season.

Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP)

Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny controls the ball during UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC at The Roazhon Park Stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on March 7, 2019. (LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

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