FOOTBALL- Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to be part of the team on pre-season tour to the United States.
Laurent has reportedly asked to be released from the final year of his contact at Arsenal as he is keen to return to France.
"We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions,” said Arsenal in a statement. "We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time."
Laurent has been with Arsenal since 2010 and has won 2 FA Cups.