The club’s captain, Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with the team to the United States of America for preseason games.
The club has released an official statement with regards to the actions of the Frenchman expressing their disappointment in his actions.
We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions.
We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time.
The centre-back has been linked with a move to Ligue Un outfit, Bordeaux who have been a long admirer of the player.
Koscielny is in final year of his contract and has refused an extension as he seeks a departure from the Premier League club.
The veteran defender’s decision now leaves Unai Emery in dilemma as he looks to upgrade the clubs defensive options.
Should the world cup winner depart, the club will be left with Sokratis, Rob Holding and Chambers as first team centre-backs for the upcoming season.
Although the deal for William Saliba is close to conclusion, the departure of Koscielny will be a blow to the team.
The exit will however mean that some academy lads will be given the chance to prove their worth as the club will be seeking to win silverware after coming close last season.
Bordeaux has offered the 33-year-old a lucrative three years contract and that triggered his decision to leave the North London club.