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Perry Groves Slams Koscielny For US Tour Tantrum

Timothy Aiyeku

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Former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves has ripped into club skipper Laurent Koscielny after he refused to embark on the preseason tour of US with the rest of his teammates.

Perry Groves blasted Koscielny while he was on British radio TalkSport alongside host Jim White.

Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny is under disciplinary proceedings at the club following his refusal to travel to the United States with the rest of the squad.

The Frenchman had earlier threatened the Arsenal officials about boycotting the US tour after they refused to cancel his contract to enable him to leave on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old has one year left on his current deal which is worth £90,000 on a weekly basis.

The Arsenal skipper claimed that he had the contract cancellation agreement with club officials who have denied such pact.

Laurent Koscielny wants to return to France after nine years in North London.

For now, three French Ligue 1 clubs are interested in him.

Rennes, Bordeaux and Lyon have been linked with a move for the Arsenal skipper but the Gunners want to sell him for a sizeable fee rather than let him leave for free.

Arsenal will demand a transfer fee of €10m for the former French international.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.