If the latest reports are to be believed, Arsenal are not going to give their disgraced captain Laurent Koscielny a free transfer and will, in fact, be demanding a significant transfer fee.
According to the Evening Standard Arsenal will demand €10 Million for the 33-year-old who still has 12 months left on his contract.
It seems the tough stance is being driven by the anger felt at the club towards the Frenchman, in particular, manager Unai Emery.
However, there is a way out open to Koscielny and that is if he decides to buy his contract out.
This is a total mess and from a personal standpoint, I am fully behind the club and the position they are taking.
For too long Arsenal have been held over the barrel by players and the time had to come when they said enough is enough.
I simply do not care about the length of service any players put in because they get paid a massive amount of money, they do not play for free and in return, we demand their total loyalty and best efforts.
Koscielny has failed on at least one of those criteria, probably both.
I do understand that some fans feel he should be treated better and I respect that viewpoint but disagree with it passionately.
I cannot feel sympathy for any player that we have made a multimillionaire when we are stuck in the Europa League, behind Tottenham and a future that is hardly bright.
Arsenal is not a charity, it is a football club and players are assets, that maybe a harsh attitude but having a softer attitude in the past has contributed to the mess we are in today.