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Arsenal To Demand €10m For Star Player

Timothy Aiyeku

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North London giants Arsenal will reportedly demand €10m (£8.8m) for club skipper Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman refused to go on the preseason tour of the United States.

This is according to the publication from the London Evening Standard which claimed that Arsenal won’t let their skipper leave for free this summer.

Laurent Koscielny has one year left on his current deal with the Gunners but the Frenchman wants the club to release him for free this summer.

Arsenal officials turned down that request and that prompted the decision to turn his back on the US tour.

The club has already opened disciplinary proceedings against Laurent Koscielny and he has been banished to train with the Arsenal kids.

Arsenal signed Laurent Koscielny in the summer of 2010 and he has been a key performer for the Gunners.

Koscielny joined Arsenal from French club Lorient.

He has made 255 appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League.

Since his time at Arsenal, Laurent Koscielny has won three FA Cup titles.

He was linked with a move to German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund last month but the defender favours a return to France.

French Ligue 1 sides like Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon are all interested in him.

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