Laurent Koscielny to drag Arsenal to court


Laurent Koscielny is taking legal advice, after claiming his wages will be cut in half, as his bitter contract row with Arsenal continues, the UK Mirror reports.

The 33-year-old and his representatives are due to meet club officials this weekend, to try and resolve the issue.

The Gunners captain is trying to force a move away from the Emirates.

Koscielny refused to travel for the club’s US tour and is angry after negotiations over a new deal.

The French defender has only got 12 months left on his £100,000-a-week deal and wanted an extra year, with the club insisting there was no automatic extension clause.

Arsenal were willing to give Koscielny an extra year, with a guaranteed free transfer next summer.

But it would be on a lower basic with performance incentives and bonuses and the player insists it effectively cuts his basic wage in half.

Bordeaux are offering him a three-year contract, but only if he is a free agent. Lyon are also keen.

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