Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny refused to journey on the membership’s pre-season tour of america after a request to have his contract cancelled was rejected, PA understands.

The 33-year-old was on account of fly out to the USA with the remainder of the squad on Thursday however the membership introduced earlier within the day that the defender wouldn’t be travelling.

It’s understood Koscielny, whose contract runs till subsequent 12 months, made it clear to the membership that he want to be launched from the settlement this summer time with the intention to signal for an additional membership.

Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010.
Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010. (Adam Davy/PA)

However Arsenal have stood agency and, upon their refusal to grant the previous France worldwide a free switch, Koscielny responded by not becoming a member of his team-mates within the USA.

“Laurent Koscielny has refused to journey to the US for our pre-season tour,” a membership assertion learn.

“We’re very disenchanted by Laurent’s actions, that are towards our clear directions.

“We hope to resolve this matter and won’t be offering…