Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Arsenal angry as Koscielny snubs U.S. tour

Written by 
Published in Soccer
Thursday, 11 July 2019 04:04

Captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to go on Arsenal's preseason tour of the United States, the club has said.

Koscielny's future at Arsenal is reportedly in doubt after entering the final year of his contract with no sign of a new deal.

- Premier League fixtures 2019-20 in full
- Who has qualified for Europe from the Premier League?
- When does the transfer window close?
- All completed Premier League transfers

The 33-year-old has been linked with a return to France with Bordeaux.

Arsenal confirmed the news in a statement that said: "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."

Koscielny, who joined Arsenal from French side Lorient in 2010, has made over 350 appearances for the club. He last signed a contract extension in 2017, with that deal expiring at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

The centre-back suffered a serious knee injury against Atletico Madrid in May 2018, ruling him out of France's victorious World Cup winning campaign that summer, before he returned to action last December.

Arsenal will face Colorado Rapids in a friendly on July 16 before taking on Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. They kick off their Premier League campaign at Newcastle on Aug. 11.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have condemned "unacceptable racial abuse" suffered by 20-year-old Jordi Osei-Tutu, who is on loan from the north London club at German side VfL Bochum.

Bochum were playing Swiss team St Gallen on Tuesday evening when Osei-Tutu left the field in tears after an interaction with an opposition player.

In a statement released shortly after the incident, Arsenal said: "We are working closely with Bochum and Jordi and we are giving him our full support. Racism has no place in our game and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination."

Read 63 times

Leave a comment

Soccer

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC on top as LAFC slips; Toronto surges

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC on top as LAFC slips; Toronto surges

Timing is everything, or so they say.Get your timing right and you can accomplish just about anythin...

Barcelona open to signing USWNT captain Rapinoe

Barcelona open to signing USWNT captain Rapinoe

Barcelona have opened the door to the possibility of signing the United States World Cup star Megan...

Valverde: Barca must respond to crisis with wins

Valverde: Barca must respond to crisis with wins

Ernesto Valverde said Barcelona must respond on the pitch this week to emerge from the crisis which...

Basketball

NBA rankings debate: Snubs, surprises and future stars

NBA rankings debate: Snubs, surprises and future stars

The 2019 version of NBArank debuted Monday with players Nos. 100 to 51, including hyped rookies (the...

Ranking the best players in the NBA this season, from 100 to 51

Ranking the best players in the NBA this season, from 100 to 51

For the ninth season in a row, ESPN.com is predicting the top players in basketball with NBArank.Who...

Baseball

Weekend wipeout sweeps away last shreds of Cubs' championship legacy

Weekend wipeout sweeps away last shreds of Cubs' championship legacy

CHICAGO -- There was a time when the sight of rain at a Chicago Cubs game would elicit a smile and b...

Crumbling Cubs lose 5th straight 1-run game

Crumbling Cubs lose 5th straight 1-run game

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs keep making history, just not the kind they want, as their season contin...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
www.idignewspapers.com
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
www.idigcasinos.com
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
www.idigradio.com
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (209) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated