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Koscielny fate to be decided imminently

The future of Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is set to be decided in the next few days.

The 33-year old Frenchman is in dispute with the club after stunning Arsenal officials and fans alike by refusing to join the Gunners’ pre-season tour of America, amidst claims from his camp that he was being denied a promised move back to France.

Arsenal for their part have taken a very dim view of his actions and his lack of professionalism, accusing him of breach of contract by effectively going on strike.

Now it appears that he will get his wish and be allowed to leave the club, having agreed personal terms with Ligue 1 sides Rennes and Bordeaux.

What remains to be determined is whether there is any fee involved and the size. Koscielny believes he should be allowed to leave for free given his nine years of loyal service to the club, whilst Arsenal are holding out of close to £10 million, given that he still has one year left on his current contract at the Emirates.

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