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Report: Arsenal strike £4.6 million deal with Bordeaux for Koscielny transfer

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Report: Arsenal strike £4.6 million deal with Bordeaux for Koscielny transfer

Arsenal have reportedly come to agreement with Bordeaux that will see Laurent Koscielny seal his Emirates Stadium exit.

The Telegraph claim a £4.6 million deal has been struck for the Frenchman to depart, after he recently refused to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of the US.

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Koscielny has become public enemy number one at Arsenal for trying to force a move, but it would seem he will now get his wish.

The 33-year-old has one year left on his deal and had wanted Arsenal to let him leave for free.

The centre-back is now due for a medical with Bordeaux on Tuesday, with personal terms having already apparently been agreed.


Arsenal will be glad to see the back of the saga, which at one point had threatened to completely overshadow their summer.

TBR’s view

£4.6 million is hardly anything but the Gunners are right to sanction the move.

£90,000-a-week player Koscielny (Spotrac) has long been past his best, and now the club can focus on getting a replacement with just a couple of days left in the window.

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The reported fee they will receive could actually be crucial, with Arsenal still trying to sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

An extra £4.6 million on top of their previously rejected £25 million bid (BBC Sport) could well be enough to tempt the Hoops into the sale.

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