Laurent Koscielny’s decision to defy the wishes of Arsenal and push for a summer move is damaging his legacy at the club, claims Ian Wright.A long-serving defender, who has spent nine years in north London, has opted against joining the Gunners for pre-season in the United States.He has refused to travel and requested that he be released in order to complete a switch to one of the sides showing interest in his native France. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Koscielny’s current contract at Emirates Stadium is due to run until 2020.Completing that agreement would take him to a decade of service and Wright believes that the 33-year-old is doing himself no favours in the eyes of fans who have supported him for so long.The Arsenal legend said on his personal YouTube channel, with the input of agents being questioned: “He’s given us unbelievable service, we’ve seen him play through pain and build a legacy and legendary status he deserves.”It’s the time in the season where everybody is meant to be together. We are in for a tough season, a transitional period, we need a lot of catching up.”For our captain to refuse to go on a pre-season tour after nine years of unbelievable service, to destroy your legacy a little by refusing to play for a club is something that is baffling me.”Why Laurent? Who are your advisers and what are they saying to you?”I am so disappointed in your decision to do this at this time, if your agent sees this, and I hope they do, shame on you, shame on you, for doing this to him and convincing him. No way you can tell me he will come up with this on his own.”You’re the one we chose as our captain, our leader, and now we’re going into pre-season with our captain refusing to go on the tour.”This is something I cannot get my head around and I pray to god it can be resolved sooner rather than later.”It doesn’t set a good example, Arsenal need to do something quick and disciplinary. I love you Laurent but this is a poor decision.”Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010 and has taken in over 350 appearances for the club. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
zoom The MS Rotterdam is the first cruise ship to call on Abu Dhabi Ports Company’s (ADPC) Zayed Port in the new season which will see 93 ships and 220,000 passengers visit Abu Dhabi. Gary Lemke, EVP Ports, said: “This year we have more exciting cruise developments than ever before – work is underway on the development of the new cruise terminal and the Cruise Arabia initiative which brings together Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman to promote the Gulf region as an exciting destination is attracting serious attention from the industry and prospective cruise visitors.”Holland America Line’s MS Rotterdam is a medium sized cruise ship, able to accommodate 1,400 passengers and 600 crew. The ship’s current cruise route started in Rotterdam and will continue from Abu Dhabi toward Cape Town, South Africa.“The start of a new cruise season is always a highly anticipated event, especially for what is set to be our busiest to date, and one marked by the return of a luxury vessel from one of the world’s most respected cruise lines.Our efforts are firmly set on growing interest in, and awareness of, Abu Dhabi’s expanding and diverse range of opportunities. Our priority is to convince the local travel industry and hospitality providers of the merits of this expanding sector, and having recently completed a successful multi-city regional travel trade roadshow with our Cruise Arabia partners, welcome this interest from our local travel industry partners,” Sultan Al Dhaheri, Acting Executive Director Tourism, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) said.During Seatrade Med 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, ADPC and TCA Abu Dhabi unveiled the concept design for Abu Dhabi’s permanent cruise passenger terminal which is expected to open in 2016.The 2014/2015 cruise season will be the busiest yet, with 93 ship calls scheduled and 220,000 passengers expected. This is an increase of 24% and 16% respectively. The 2013/2014 cruise season saw 189,709 passengers and 75 ships visit Abu Dhabi. Press Release My location Print Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定