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Arsenal expected to dock Laurent Koscielny’s wages after club captain’s strike

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jul 2019 10:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link44Shares Arsenal expected to dock Laurent Koscielny’s wages after club captain’s strike Mesut Ozil is another of the club captains at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Koscielny is one of a number of players that wore the captain’s armband at Arsenal last season, but he could be the third of those to leave this summer after Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey.Emery is not concerned about who will captain his side next season, though, believing he has a number of options.‘We spoke a little about that,’ said the Spanish coach. ‘Last year we had Laurent, Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey. At the moment Koscielny has a contract with us but we’ll speak with the club and him about if he’ll continue or not,” the Spaniard answered.‘We have players with the capacity, one is Granit, he was a captain in the dressing room. We have others like Mesut, Nacho. There are other players who can take this position also.‘I want between three and five captains in the team.’MORE: Why Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos wants to join Arsenal instead of TottenhamMORE: William Saliba to join Arsenal after rejecting late Tottenham offer Comment Advertisement Unai Emery and Laurent Koscielny have fallen out (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are expected to dock Laurent Koscielny some of his wages due to his refusal to travel on their pre-season tour, according to reports in France.The club captain has defied orders of manager Unai Emery to join his team-mates on the tour of America as he looks to push for a move away from the Emirates.French newspaper L’Equipe report that lawyers representing both the player and the club will meet this week and that Koscielny’s representatives are expecting some wages to be withheld.However, there is no indication as to how the situation will be resolved, with the Frenchman wanting to be released from his contract a year early and the club unwilling to do so.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBordeaux are keen on bringing in the centre-back, but have not made a bid for him this summer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery said of the situation: ‘He started training with us this pre-season and I spoke with him three times for his situation. We wanted him to come with us on this tour but he decided to stay. ‘Now it is a matter for the club and for the player.‘He has one year left on his contract. For me as a coach he’s an important player. Now it’s one matter for him and the club.‘The club and him need to speak, they are speaking about his situation. I cannot say more than that.’ Advertisementlast_img read more