Arsenal FC have confirmed the refusal of captain Laurent Koscielny to join rest of team-mates in US for Pre-season tour.
Koscielny, 33, is seeking a move away from Emirate Stadium to France with Bordeaux, Lyon and Rennes ready to have his service.
But wishes to do so by forcing his exit when he failed to turn up for the trip to USA.
The club in a statement confirmed the news this morning, saying: “Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour.
“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