Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny signs for Bordeaux


Laurent Koscielny has got his wish of a return to France but his public unveiling has angered Arsenal supporters. Arsenal have secured the fee they were demanding after Bordeaux stumped up £4.6million to sign the defender.

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Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon following a bitter end to his Arsenal career.

Bordeaux announced Koscielny’s arrival on Tuesday via a Twitter video which also included the launch of their new home shirt. However, the seven-second clip has irked Arsenal fans massively as he is seen taking off their strip to show the kit of his new club.

‘New player, new jersey, find it now here,’ Bordeaux captioned the video as. Gary Lineker quote-tweeted it with ‘Blimey’ – which alerted it to the attention of the Gunners fanbase.

Former striker Ian Wright was not happy, writing on Twitter: ‘This hurts. The level of disrespect… You should be ashamed for the way you’ve left the club after 9 years! Got what you wanted and still trying to have a dig… Hope it’s worth it in the long run.’

‘This is unreal, imagine being a club captain and showing this much disrespect in your unveiling,’ tweeted @Dowdsy12.

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