Date: 12th July 2019 at 10:10am
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He may have ensued the wrath of his football club, but some fans have taken the side of captain Laurent after his refusal to join the team on their pre-season tour in the United States.

The Gunners skipper has been linked with a move to Rennes (via Yahoo Sport France reporter Manu Lonjon) in the aftermath of the announcement of his decision – which claimed went ‘against [their] clear instructions’.

However, despite the Frenchman leaving his teammates without their captain going into their pre-season preparations, some fans took the side of the defender as his service to the club has not gone unnoticed.

As the longest-serving member of the first team, there are some supporters who feel has been through enough as an player to warrant his behaviour.

joined The Gunners in 2010, and despite a long history of injuries, has maintained a starting place in the first team under Unai Emery in the Spaniard’s first season in charge.

But with the defender’s future at in the air following the club’s statement on the issue, would at least be departing with the blessing of a few Gunners supporters: