Koscienly leaves Arsenal for Bordeaux

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    Arsenal have confirmed the departure of Laurent Koscielny to join French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

    The 33 year old centre back had been in disagreement with the London club as he sought a return to his home country despite having a year left on his contract.

    When the Gunners refused to transfer him, Koscielny chose not to travel with them for the pre-season tour of the United States.

    The defender spent 9 years with the English club, making 353 appearances since signing from Lorient.

    He was part of FA Cup-winning squads in 2014, 2015 and 2017.