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Laurent Koscielny has refused to join Arsenal’s pre-season tour of America.

The French defender reportedly wants to leave the club with one year remaining on his contract.

Koscielny has been linked with a number of Ligue 1 clubs but Arsenal are said to have rejected his request to be released from his contract.

A statement from the club read:

“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.”

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