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Arsenal news: Gunners won’t miss Laurent Koscielny if he leaves, says Tony Cascarino

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Tony Cascarino insists Arsenal will not miss Laurent Koscielny if he leaves this summer.

The Gunners captain has refused to travel with Unai Emery’s squad for the club’s pre-season tour of America.

Laurent Koscielny’s Arsenal days appear to be numbered
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Koscielny, who joined Arsenal in a £9.7million deal from Lorient in 2010, is believed to be pushing for a return to France.

In a brief statement, Arsenal said they were ‘very disappointed’ by the 33-year-old’s actions.

And former Chelsea striker Cascarino told talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast: “I think Koscielny has been one of their problems.

Unai Emery might need to sign a Laurent Koscielny replacement
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“If I’m brutally honest, the amount of times I’ve seen headed goals in his position where he has conceded with Koscielny not doing his job.

“I know he’s had a bad [Achilles] injury, I’m aware of that, but I think he’s also been one of their problems that has got away with it.


“I don’t think [he’ll] be a miss. It’s a time you move on.

“Arsenal have gone through a period, he’s been there for all the down times in the past few years, they are the people you need to get out of the door as well if you’re a side that’s been going backwards and they have.”

Arsenal’s pre-season campaign gets underway when they take on Colorado on Tuesday.



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