Arsenal Football Club have released a statement confirming that their club captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with the squad on their pre-season tour of the United States.
The 33-year-old central defender was expected to travel with the squad but has reportedly gone against the club’s wishes by staying behind.
The north London club said in a statement: ”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.”
Laurent Koscielny is one of the most senior members of the Arsenal squad, having made 353 appearances for the club.