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Arsenal captain Koscielny leaves for Bordeaux

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley take issue with the manner in which Laurent Koscielny announced his move from Arsenal to Bordeaux.

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has signed for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux, the clubs announced on Tuesday.

Sources told ESPN that the France centre-back arrived in Bordeaux on Monday -- the same day that an agreement was reached between the two clubs -- and completed a medical on Tuesday before signing a contract.

Koscielny, 33, refused to go on tour with Arsenal in the United States earlier this summer, having fallen out with the Premier League club.

Gunners boss Unai Emery had wanted the defender...

Sources: Koscielny in Bordeaux to finalise move

Steve Nicol feels Laurent Koscielny doesn't have enough leverage at Arsenal to be snubbing their preseason tour.

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is on the verge of joining Ligue 1 club Bordeaux, sources have told ESPN FC.

The France centre-back arrived in the French city on Monday after positive talks between the two clubs in London last week. The player, 33, was optimistic that Arsenal would find a final agreement with Bordeaux to let him come back to France. The agreement was finalised late on Monday.

Koscielny will have a medical on Tuesday before signing a three-year contract. The transfer fee should...