BORDEAUX, France (AP) — Longtime Arsenal defender and former France international Laurent Koscielny is leaving the Gunners to join French league club Bordeaux.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal says captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with the team for its preseason tour to the United States.
The English Premier League club released a statement...
LONDON (AP) — Aaron Ramsey's parting gift to Arsenal might just be helping the club back into the Champions League.
Ramsey scored in the 30th minute to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win...
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored in the first half as Arsenal stayed in the hunt for a top-four finish by beating last-place Huddersfield 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Huddersfield pulled a goal back in injury time when Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac hit the ball into his own net, denying the Gunners a first away clean sheet in the league.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored his 10th Premier League hat trick on Sunday to lead Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal and close the gap on leader Liverpool to two points.
It was an unconventional treble for the striker, using his head, right foot — and left arm.
LONDON (AP) — A capitulation at Arsenal was the moment for Maurizio Sarri to unload pent-up frustration with his Chelsea squad.
Deflecting blame from his own decision-making after the 2-0 loss, Sarri didn't hold back with a damning critique of his players' mental fragility as Chelsea's grip on fourth place in the Premier League was weakened by goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.
LONDON (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shifted the acclaim onto his players as a Manchester United managerial record was broken. Juergen Klopp praised the character of title-chasing Liverpool. Maurizio Sarri, though, chose Saturday to eviscerate his Chelsea squad.
The drama on the field in the Premier League was no match for Sarri's stinging attack on his team's mental frailties after a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Saturday night.
PARIS (AP) — France defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the World Cup after he suffered a suspected ruptured Achilles playing for Arsenal on Thursday.
It signals the end of his international career since the 32-year-old center half was retiring from the national side after the tournament in Russia. The French Football Federation said on its website that the injury rules him out, without adding further details.
MADRID (AP) — France defender Laurent Koscielny's World Cup hopes are in serious doubt after he suffered a suspected ruptured Achilles in Arsenal's Europa League semifinal defeat against Atletico Madrid on Thursday.
"It looks like an Achilles rupture," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "But we have to be cautious. We will know more after a scan.
"If he has a ruptured Achilles, his (World Cup) chances are non-existent."
Arsenal lost the second leg 1-0 and was eliminated 2-1 on aggregate.
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane's header gave Tottenham a 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday that widened the gap between the north London rivals in the pursuit of Champions League qualification.
A tepid derby came to life in the 49th minute when Kane soared over Laurent Koscielny to meet Ben Davies' cross and sparked a second half of complete control by Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a scoring debut and Henrikh Mkhitaryan provided three assists on his first start.
But Aaron Ramsey seized the limelight from the January recruits by scoring a hat trick as Arsenal crushed Everton 5-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
It was an emphatic response from Arsenal to losing at Swansea 3-1 on Tuesday a day before Aubameyang joined from Borussia Dortmund for $80 million.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal eased to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday after striker Alexis Sanchez was left out ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.
The hosts were three goals ahead in 13 minutes and 4-0 up in 22 minutes through Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette as Arsene Wenger's team moved within five points of the top four.
LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger celebrated his 800th English Premier League game in charge of Arsenal with a 2-1 comeback victory over Swansea on Saturday.
Sam Clucas' calm finish gave Swansea a halftime lead but goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey ensured Wenger could celebrate the milestone, 10 games short of Alex Ferguson's record.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Valencia has signed Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal, ending the Brazilian defender's 2 1/2-year stay at the English club and sealing his return to the Spanish league.
Arsenal announced the transfer on Friday, saying the fee was undisclosed.
LONDON (AP) — Fusing strength, aggression and pace, Eden Hazard received the ball inside Chelsea's own half and just kept on running, fending off every frail barrier of Arsenal's resistance.
Laurent Koscielny was the first opponent brushed aside and Francis Coquelin was left spinning, trying forlornly to put in a tackle before slipping to the turf.
LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger apologized after appearing to push the fourth official during a fiery conclusion that saw two penalties scored in stoppage time as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 on Sunday to go second in the Premier League.
Burnley looked like taking its second point on the road this season when substitute Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray powered home the first spot-kick in stoppage time to cancel out Shkodran Mustafi's header.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal went top of the Premier League after being held 0-0 at home on Saturday by struggling Middlesbrough as Arsene Wenger's team failed to give him a win for his 67th birthday present.
The Gunners' run of six straight league victories came to an end amid wasteful finishing and Petr Cech's brilliance in goal.
Having survived an ominous opening quarter camped on the edge of its own penalty area, Middlesbrough settled and grew in confidence at the Emirates stadium.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Arsenal scored with virtually the last touch of the game to beat Burnley 1-0 and extend its winning run in the Premier League to five games on Sunday.
After a short corner in the second minute of injury time, Theo Walcott flicked on a cross and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to turn the ball in at the far post — via the unintentional hand of teammate Laurent Koscielny just in front of him.