Laurent Koscielny has lastly apologised to Arsenal followers for his Bordeaux announcement video that noticed him ‘disrespect’ the Gunners shirt… a complete yr after it occurred.
The centre-back angered supporters by taking off a Gunners jersey and throwing it to the ground, revealing a Bordeaux shirt beneath as he was unveiled at his new membership.
Koscielny endured a bitter departure from the Emirates Stadium final summer season, as he went on strike to power his method out after falling out with then-manager Unai Emery.
The Frenchman had spent 9 years as an Arsenal participant, sporting the captain’s armband for the latter of them, however he left the north London membership in shame after which rubbed their noses in it along with his Bordeaux announcement video.
It didn’t go down nicely with Gooners, and even various Arsenal legends hit again at Koscielny.
David Seaman branded him a ‘shame’ and informed talkSPORT he was ‘disgusted’ by the video, whereas Ian Wright was additionally appalled by the defender’s behaviour.
However, reflecting on his Arsenal exit in a current interview, Koscielny has now stated sorry to Gunners supporters.
Talking with the native media in France, he stated: “I had 9 unimaginable years there, numerous recollections with this membership.
“I do know that my announcement video at Bordeaux triggered a little bit of a stir, I wish to apologise to the followers for that.
“I didn’t count on it to have an effect on them in the best way that it did.”
Higher late than by no means, I suppose, however Arsenal followers have been burned by their captains previously, and they don’t seem to be fast to forgive.