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The Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny refused to travel with the squad to America for their pre-season tour.
From the Arsenal players, Nacho Monreal spoke about the situation claiming that they respect Koscielny and the problem is between him and the club.
Former Arsenal star Olivier Giroud also had his say on the situation as he claims that Laurent Koscielny ‘very hurt’ by Arsenal row.
“You cannot make a judgement when you don’t have all the clues. I’m pretty sure we don’t know everything in this situation,” told Giroud to BBC. “I hope both sides will find the best agreement.”
“Lolo is a good friend of mine,” said Giroud in an exclusive interview. “I’ve known him now for 10, 11 years. We played together in the second division [in France, at Tours].
“He’s been playing for Arsenal for nine years; he’s been the skipper for so many years – very respectful, very professional, always the best example for the young players.
“The club gave him the opportunity to play at Arsenal, and it was a big, big opportunity for him to show his quality in the Premier League. I think he has always been grateful about that and respectful to the club. I don’t understand how we have got to this situation.
“I feel very sad for him because he’s a great person and the media wants to give a bad image of him. I’m not at the club, I don’t know what really happened – but one thing for sure is Lolo is very hurt by what’s happening and he’s an emotional person.”