When a player goes on strike and dishonours the badge, his teammates and the fans as Laurent Koscielny had done then there are only two words to say when he leaves, and they are ‘good riddance.’ I could actually think of a different set of two words but they will suffice for now.
It has been confirmed that the disgraced former captain of Arsenal has moved to French Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux for a fee said to be 5 Million Euros.
Koscielny could have left with his legacy intact, he could have left with the blessing of the fans but instead, he leaves with his reputation in pieces after going on strike, because Arsenal would not allow him to break his contract.
No doubt some Arsenal fans will feel that the 33-year-old deserves better but not in my book, I have absolutely nothing but contempt for him. He was the Arsenal captain and what he did by refusing to join the club on the pre-season tour of the USA was nothing short of treacherous. He is not a professional, he is a man devoid of integrity, even the likes of Paul Pogba have behaved better than how he has done.
As far as I am concerned he is no better than Robin van Persie, and now he has gone I do not wish him the best of luck, he simply does not deserve it.