Laurent Koscielny will be forced to train with the Arsenal academy players, despite the first-team returning from tour, according to reports.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy whilst coduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadion on May 29, 2019, in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Mirror write that Koscielny won’t be allowed to rejoin the senior side in training despite the squad’s return to North London this week.

Unai Emery wants to make it clear he’s only going to work with players that want to be there, and he said as much in his most recent press conference.

“When he decided not to stay with us here in the tour, the solution now is only for the club and him because he decided to be out of the team in pre-season,” Emery said.

“Now it is one issue only for the club and for him. My idea is continuing with the players we are working with and the players that want to be here.”

Talks between Koscielny and the club are reportedly planned in the comings days, as he continues to try and push for a move to Ligue 1.

There were reports he’d agreed terms with Stade Rennais and Bordeaux, but Rennes president Olivier Letang has denied the claims, so Bordeaux remain the sole front-runners.

The problem is that there’s still no suggestion that Bordeaux actually plan to make a bid for Koscielny. They want him on a free transfer, so the 33-year-old is trying to cancel his contract with Arsenal.

There’s no reason Arsenal should accept that, so this could yet drag on.

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