Arsenal Captain Koscielny moved to Bordeaux on €5m deal

Laurent Koscielny has authoritatively finished a €5 million move to Bordeaux, with Arsenal reluctantly giving him his desire of heading home in the late spring exchange window.

The middle back has shown up for us since marking from Lorient in 2010. He was a piece of our Emirates FA Cup-winning squads in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Laurent, who began his vocation in the French second division at Guingamp in 2004, has played 51 matches for France and was entering the last year of his present contract with us. We chose to authorize his transition to Bordeaux once we concurred worthy exchange terms.

We express gratitude toward Laurent for his commitment to the club and want him to enjoy all that life has to offer for what’s to come.

The exchange is liable to the finish of administrative procedures.

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