July 11, 2019 at 11:08 am #1765553
WTF is going on at our club! Its just another embarrassing moment to add to the current shit show! He is not one to kick off so not sure why he is doing this. Personally I would keep him as he is still one of the better defenders which is not saying that much but at the same time he has been a good servant playing for years with an injury so if he really wants to go we should let him go.July 11, 2019 at 11:15 am #1765558
Im sure he wants to return to France and is trying to force the issue. Its all player power at our club anyway as the have the uppger hand against the men in charge.
If a player does this let him rot for the last year i would not care one bit to loose a bit a money to prove a point. Its not like will get that much for him anyway with one year left.
I like LK and i did not expect this from him. Now he can f off for all i care any player who does this dont deserve any support.July 11, 2019 at 11:26 am #1765561
Whatever the situation here,A CAPTAIN of the club cannot in anyway refuse to travel in terms of proffessional ethics.But again he was never captain material,he was a disgrace to the legendary captains we’ve have at out club.I said all along he never communicated with or motivated players.He was just a silent man who was a good defender.But I stop at that.Not world class.ok maybe had two very good season.Certainly not a legend of the club.I despise any fan who will defend him on this occasion.
If something was promised by the club and they’re refusing to live upto their end of the deal.Then you simply stop performing to the best of the abilities because you had a gentleman’s agreement with this club but you don’t refuse to play as a captain of the club espescially.
Personally,i’ve wanted him gone since last season.He’s become old and injury prone.Can give one match in three in terms of fitness for when he is available.But Arsenal is screwed because we don’t have much funds to other top cb’s.
Sums up this joke of a club!July 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm #1765574
We don’t know why he has done it and if it is because the club have reneged on a promise its a different matter. But as you all said for the club captain to do this is beyond a joke and as for the press officer, why release this to the press? We could have kept this in house and published some bullshit injury or personal circumstances. Just a shit show at the moment!July 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm #1765602
Yes a ridiculous situation. Would like to hear his side of the story ONLY because the only info we have is a statement from the club (unless I’m mistaken). For sure, he cannot continue playing for this club after this and all we have done by releasing this statement is put an extra 10m on any price of a defender we try to buy because we are now another defender down.July 11, 2019 at 1:10 pm #1765607
According to Ornstein he has asked to be released from his contract. Now why would we accept that just because some french clubs dont want to buy him. He must be completly retarded if this is true.July 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm #1765617
You guys have to observe that Koscielny has asked to Terminate his contract.He has one year remaining on his contract.Ok even if we were to let him go why should it be for free?Hazard has left with a year remaining on his contract for 88m.Granted kosicenly is much older,are you telling me we can’t even command a fee 1/10th of that amount for someone who’s been a good PL defender.Nonsense.What koscielny has done is not right.
he’s basically trying to force his move.Player power.I’m sick of it.I say don’t play him for the entire season and let him rot on the bench.
Also,i’m usually critical of how this club functions but this club is right to publicise it.Why should they lie?If Kosicleny had gone for free then the fans would yet again say “oh look another mishandled contract”.Seriously,don’t play him for a single game.let him rot on the bench.July 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm #1765639
If Orenstein is right then he is out of order and I am really surprised he has done this as he has been nothing but professional over the years. His actions now seem totally out of character. Very Poor comparison to Hazard but get the point, if the club want a fee then he will have to suck it up. Still don’t think it needed to go public does no one any good!July 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm #1765661
Have to disagree Stev- I’m fully behind the club making it public. As has been said, if we’d let him go fo free even our largely apathetic fans would have gone berserk after the pathetic fee for Ospina.For years we’ve been a pushover for other clubs when they come in for ours. Henry going for the same fee as Darren Bent and Barcelona admitting they would have paid at least £40m for Cesc. Even earlier, Wenger sold Upson when he was a very good player, one January for £1m to “further his career!”. That cost us the title in 2003, when we had to rely on Cygan and Luzhny in the title run-in after Campbell was banned. When you look at £20m for the journeyman Ings, who’s scored less than 1 goal every 3 games in his career and the £26.5m for Mings, what the hell is this club setting such low sale prices for Ospina, Elneny et al? I thought the point of recruiting Sanllehi was to stop this nonsense, but it seems that apart from the stance we appear to have taken on Koscielny, nothing has changed.July 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm #1765663
Sorry meant to add, how could we not make it public? We embark on a tour without our club captain, so what reason would we have used to excuse his absence?July 12, 2019 at 6:51 am #1765733
people will say he has been a great servant etc, but for me he is the best o a very poor defensive bunch we have had and is not shy in naking the odd error himself, franklu for a club cuptain and senior figure id have expected him to lay into our defense and get it working better than it ever does, he is also increasingly injured anyway
backing the club on this one from what i have read today…..July 12, 2019 at 10:01 am #1765779
id let him go and get Cahil in for a year…..free and would be cheap wages, can defend and knows how to martial a defense, maybe a cheap but good stop gap for a year?July 12, 2019 at 11:35 am #1765820
I would do the following take away the captain armband and then fine him.
If he is dead set on leaving have him train with the U23 and that he needs to find some who pays somewhere around £15m.
If no club does that then he will have to sit out his contract with the U23sJuly 12, 2019 at 1:24 pm #1765855
Don’t let him go,make an example out of him.Isn’t anyone sick of Player power?Thing is we can afford to make an example out of him.His wages are not that much.This might be the very few times that a club will not give into player power.Being a captain of the club,what he’s done is disgusting.Make him train with the U-23’s and stick him on the bench for the rest of the season.
It’s not like we are going to achieve anymore or anyless with or without him.July 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm #1765856
i think this may be a first on this page!!!
quick take a screen shot!
All voices/fans agree and the message is fuck you LK!
thats got to be a nice feeling right there chaps!?July 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm #1765890
Hard to not agree on this one:-)
With £15m i meant the same as you Tso because no one will pay that for him.
But if we do get that then we should consider it even though Im all for letting him rot in his last year.July 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm #1765902
I’m in agreement! But the only problem with that is that it only leaves us with Mustafi and Sokratis as fit CB. Personally I’d much rather just field a team of kids and see how we get on. In any other team that might cause a huge problem wit the ambitious players but to be honest, we don’t have any apart from the kids themselves. MAKE THE KIDS THE SUPERSTARS.!!! (apologies had a few beers)July 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm #1765919
Haha madmax you nailed it lets drink more and forget
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