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Laurent Koscielny: Bordeaux sign defender from Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny joined Arsenal in 2010 and made more than 300 appearances for the north London club

Arsenal have sold defender Laurent Koscielny to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).

The 33-year-old centre-back had a medical on Tuesday and has returned to France after nine years with the Premier League club.

Frenchman Koscielny had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stadium and the Gunners wanted him to stay.

But he asked for a free transfer and refused to travel on a pre-season tour of the United States.

“We decided to sanction his move to…

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