Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has defended Laurent Koscielnys refusal to travel on the clubs pre-season tour of the United States.
Koscielny stunned the club last Thursday by stating his intention to stay in England until his future was solved instead of travelling with the rest of the squad.
The 33-year-old is believed to be angry at a supposed broken promise from Arsenal that would have allowed him to leave for free this summer.
Instead, the Frenchman has another 12 months to run on his deal at the Emirates and the Gunners have set a price tag of around £8.8m for his services.
Flamini formed a strong friendship with his compatriot during his time in north London and he says there can be a positive outcome.
Lolo, my thoughts and support are with you, said Flamini.
First and foremost, I know how committed and true to the Arsenal badge you have been all these years.
Furthermore, I know how hard it must be for you to face this difficult situation.
Emotions run high so sometimes with reflection, one can look at things from a different perspective. Given all of the above, Im sure a positive solution will be found.
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