Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted that captain Laurent Koscielny could leave the club this summer.
The France international refused to travel on the club's pre-season tour of the United States amid suggestions that he wants to depart the Emirates Stadium ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
When discussing the captaincy situation at Arsenal, Emery admitted that Koscielny could depart this summer.
"I want one English player in these five captains. Last year [Granit] Xhaka, Mesut [Ozil] and Nacho [Monreal] were working as captains. But after Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech left - and possibly Laurent Koscielny - I will want more," Emery told reporters.
Koscielny's representatives will reportedly hold showdown talks with the Gunners this week in a bid to come to an agreement over a summer departure.
The 33-year-old, who recovered from a serious Achilles injury to feature on 29 occasions during the 2018-19 campaign, has been linked with a switch to Bordeaux.body check tags ::