Arsenal legend slams Koscienly's agent

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has out at Laurent Koscielny's agent after the Frenchman refused to go on the club's pre-season tour of the United States.

Koscielny was expected to fly to the USA on Thursday with the rest of squad, but the club confirmed he would not be travelling.

The 33-year-old, who has one year left on his contract, has been linked with a return to the France and reportedly asked the club to let him go to secure a move elsewhere.

However, the former Gunners star striker believes the defender's agent has convinced him to go AWOL to force a move.

 
"He's given us unbelievable service, we've seen him play through pain and build a legacy and legendary status he deserves," Wright said on his Youtube channel.
 
"It's the time in the season where everybody is meant to be together. We are in for a tough season, a transitional period, we need a lot of catching up.
 
"For our captain to refuse to go on a pre-season tour after nine years of unbelievable service, to destroy your legacy a little by refusing to play for a club is something that is baffling me.
 
"Why Laurent? Who are your advisers and what are they saying to you?
 
"I am so disappointed in your decision to do this at this time, if your agent sees this, and I hope they do, shame on you, shame on you, for doing this to him and convincing him. No way you can tell me he will come up with this on his own.
 
"You're the one we chose as our captain, our leader, and now we're going into pre-season with our captain refusing to go on the tour.
 
"This is something I cannot get my head around and I pray to god it can be resolved sooner rather than later.
 
"It doesn't set a good example, Arsenal need to do something quick and disciplinary. I love you Laurent but this is a poor decision."

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