Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he’s trying to convince the club captain to say in North London but admits the French international wants to leave.
For whatever reason, the 33-year-old believes he’s entitled to leave for free or a knock down price, while the club don’t believe that to be the case.
We’re not saying it’s Ivan Gazidis’ fault but this pretty much sounds like the kind of shit he’d be involved in – the massive bald twatbasket.
Nevertheless, the Spaniard said, “At the moment his decision is to leave and we are also thinking if we can improve with other players and how we can help with him.
“He’s a very important player for us. We are speaking with him and with the team, about my responsibilities, the club’s responsibility and his responsibility.
“With respect it’s better for us, it’s better for the team, and it’s changing our idea with the centre back, because if he is here with us this season, it’s very different than if he isn’t with us.
“At the moment it’s a very personal decision, and we are respecting that. I am speaking with him and we are going to find the best solution, but overall we need a player like him. We want to be strong in our defensive line, working with the players we have now.
“We are speaking about the centre backs, but we have a lot of centre backs, we have good centre backs, and if we can sign one more centre back, it is because he is clearly better than we have.
“Because at the moment we have six. We are in different positions with some players because Mavropanos has his injury and we are continuing to see that situation.
“We have until August 8, and we need to speak over these few days about how we can be, and how we can close our squad.”
Arsenal continue to look for a suitor for Shkodran Mustafi and if Koscielny leaves it could leave the club short of defenders until Rob Holding returns, but that’s a small price to pay for a Mustafi free existence.