Laurent Koscielny considers buying out his Arsenal contract in order to seal France return

Laurent Koscielny is so desperate to leave Arsenal and return to France that he is considering buying out the remainder of his contract with the club.

The 33-year-old stunned Arsenal when he refused to travel with the rest of the squad for their pre-season tour of the United States on Thursday due to his desire to leave this summer.

Arsenal condemned Koscielny’s actions in a statement, saying: ‘We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions.

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