Laurent Koscielny's Bordeaux Announcement Video Branded 'Disrespectful'
Laurent Koscielny's Bordeaux announcement video has caused a stir online, with some Arsenal supporters deeming it to be 'disrespectful'.
The 33-year old has left Arsenal after nine years of service, getting his desired move back to his native France in a £4.6 million switch.
Koscielny, who was Arsenal captain, left on bad terms after refusing to travel to the United States as part of the club's pre-season tour and the signing announcement video has only furthered angered Gooners.
It sees the France international wearing last season's Arsenal shirt, which he then takes off to reveal a Bordeaux top underneath.
Despite his departure - and this subsequent video - leaving a sour taste for Arsenal supporters, Koscielny did express gratitude to the club and the fans in a post on Instagram.
View this post on InstagramAs you know i engaged with @girondins. After 9 years spent at Arsenal, i took the decision to leave. I have spent wonderful years with this club, nine years during which i learned, evolved, grew up. This experience made me the player I am today. My decision to leave has been discussed for months with my club, my teammates, my coach, and it has been a well thought decision. I see this departure like a new turning point in my life as a player but also in in my life as a man and a family man. However I hope you understand, and in any case i cannot be thankful enough for these years past at Arsenal. I am aware of everything that the club and you supporters have brought to me. But it is time for me to go home so today my will is to join the @girondins. This is a new challenge that I count on taking with determination. Lolo
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His exit means that no player from Arsenal's entire 2010/11 squad remains at the Emirates, while Unai Emery must now decide on a new player to wear the armband for the Europa League finalists.