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Ligue 1: Laurent Koscielny leaves Arsenal and signs in Bordeaux
Laurent Koscielny, April 24, 2019. RUI VIEIRA / AP

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 33, signed on Tuesday 6 August with the Girondins de Bordeaux, the Ligue 1 club announced in a statement. The amount of the transfer and the duration of the contract have not been specified. According to several media, the transfer would amount to 5 or 6 million euros and the duration of the commitment would be three years.

Laurent Koscielny (1.86m, 75kg), who has 51 French team selections, arrived at Arsenal in 2010 where he became a cadre and even wore the armband. captain.

The player was keen to come to Bordeaux. For the sporting aspect, according to the club, but also personally to get closer to his family who lives in Tulle, his hometown. At Arsenal, a club with whom he had another year of contract, Koscielny has earned himself a good record: three cups from England (2014, 2015 and 2017) and three Community Shields (2014, 2015 and 2017).

Koscielny started at Guingamp (2005-2007) before joining Tours (2007-2009) and Lorient (2009-2010). He signed to Arsenal in 2010. The player must be present on Wednesday.

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