Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes captain Laurent Koscielny is threatening to damage his “legacy” on the membership after refusing to go on the pre-season tour of the USA.
The 33-year-old was because of fly out to the USA with the remainder of the squad on Thursday however the membership introduced that the defender wouldn’t be travelling.
Sky sources perceive Koscielny, whose contract runs till subsequent 12 months, made it clear to the membership that he wished to be launched this summer time to be able to signal for an additional membership.
However Arsenal stood agency and refused to grant the previous France worldwide a free switch.
Arsenal at the moment are set to take disciplinary motion in opposition to their membership captain, Sky sources perceive.
Wright is confounded on the timing of the furore surrounding Koscielny as Arsenal purpose to problem for a top-four place when the Premier League will get underway on August 9.
Talking on his personal YouTube channel, Wright mentioned: “He is given us unbelievable service, we have seen him play via ache and construct a legacy and legendary standing he deserves.
“It is the time within the season the place all people is supposed to be collectively. We’re in for a troublesome season, a transitional interval, we want a number of catching up.
“For our captain to refuse to go on a pre-season tour after 9 years of unbelievable service, to destroy your legacy slightly by refusing to play for a membership is one thing that’s baffling me.
“Why Laurent? Who’re your advisers and what are they saying to you?
“I am so dissatisfied in your choice to do that at the moment, in case your agent sees this, and I hope they do, disgrace on you, disgrace on you, for doing this to him and convincing him. No method you possibly can inform me he’ll provide you with this on his personal.
“You are the one we selected as our captain, our chief, and now we’re going into pre-season with our captain refusing to go on the tour.
“That is one thing I can not get my head round and I pray to god it may be resolved sooner fairly than later.
“It would not set instance, Arsenal must do one thing fast and disciplinary. I love you Laurent however this can be a poor choice.”
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