Former French champions Bordeaux have revealed the reason behind the summer exit of Laurent Koscielny from Arsenal.
The ex-Gunners skipper left the club in a controversial manner during the just concluded transfer window.
Laurent Koscielny practically forced his way out of Arsenal.
The 33-year-old French defender went on strike to get his wish to leave Arsenal.
On his exit from Arsenal, Bordeaux chairman Joe DaGrosa said that the player didn’t leave the North London giants because of wage issues.
Joe DaGrosa spoke with Get French Football News on the Laurent Koscielny matter.
The Bordeaux supremo further said that Laurent Koscielny was desperate to return to France and that played a big role behind his conduct this summer.
The recently retired French international centre back refused to embark on the preseason tour of the United States (US) with the rest of the Arsenal squad and was made to train with the reserve team.
In the end, he was granted his wish to leave Arsenal.
The former Lorient defender joined Bordeaux in a €5m deal.
He has signed a three-year contract at Bordeaux until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Laurent Koscielny spent nine years at Arsenal and his time at the club produced three FA Cup titles.