Arsenal In Talks To Sell Club Skipper

North London giants Arsenal are in the process of selling their skipper before the end of the transfer window next month.

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has told the club to let him leave this summer.

According to trusted BBC journalist David Ornstein, his representatives met with newly appointed Arsenal sporting director Edu and Rennes on Monday.

French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes are one of the clubs interested in signing Laurent Koscielny this summer.

Other clubs like Bordeaux and Lyon have also been credited with an interest in the Arsenal skipper.

Laurent Koscielny is unlikely to play for Arsenal again following his refusal to join his teammates for the preseason tour of the United States.

The French defender made the decision after the Gunners didn’t sanction his transfer.

Laurent Koscielny wanted to leave the club on a free transfer in this window despite the fact that he has one year left on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.

According to him, he had a gentleman’s agreement with senior Arsenal officials for him to leave the Gunners on a free transfer but that has been denied by the club.

Laurent Koscielny is one of the longest serving players at Arsenal having joined the club from French club Lorient in 2010.

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