Date: 7th August 2019 at 6:06am
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Arsenal’s summer saga involving club captain Laurent Koscielny has finally come to a head with the Frenchman getting his wish at long last.

The club have announced that the veteran centre-back will join Ligue 1 side Bordeaux after nine seasons in North London.

Koscielny joined the club in the summer of 2010 from Lorient and was instantly given the number six shirt. He went on to make 353 appearances for Arsenal and was given the honour of being their first-team captain last season.

Earlier in the summer, the 33-year-old became embroiled in controversy after suddenly refusing to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States and earlier this week he rejected to even speak to manager Unai Emery, who wanted to make peace talks before a potential return to the first-team fold.

Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to send their thoughts to the departing player, who was their longest-serving player before the announcement.

A couple of fans put the saga behind them, wishing him all the best by calling him one of the best in the Premier League era and that he will always be a legend.

Whilst others were still fuming from his behaviour claiming it was ‘good riddance’ to see him exit as well as calling him unprofessional.

You can read the best of the reaction below: