Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed Laurent Koscielny’s representatives after the club captain refused to travel to the United States for the pre-season tour.
Wright believes the Frenchman is threatening to ruin his ‘legacy’ at the club due to his recent behavior. Koscielny was due to fly out to the USA with the rest of the squad but the club announced on Thursday the defender would not be traveling.
"For our captain to refuse to go on a pre-season tour after nine years of unbelievable service, to destroy your legacy a little by refusing to play for a club is something that is baffling me," he said.
"Why Laurent? Who are your advisers and what are they saying to you?"
"I am so disappointed in your decision to do this at this time, if your agent sees this, and I hope they do, shame on you, shame on you, for doing this to him and convincing him. No way you can tell me he will come up with this on his own. You're the one we chose as our captain, our leader, and now we're going into pre-season with our captain refusing to go on the tour.”
"This is something I cannot get my head around and I pray to god it can be resolved sooner rather than later. It doesn't set a good example, Arsenal need to do something quick and disciplinary. I love you Laurent but this is a poor decision."
The north London side is now set to take disciplinary action against their club captain.