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Bordeaux defender Koscielny happy Aubameyang Arsenal captain

Laurent Koscileny says he had to leave Arsenal because he was unhappy.

The French defender forced his way out of North London, eventually sealing a switch to Bordeaux.

"I can understand that Arsenal fans did not expect me to leave," he told Canal+.

"Nobody expected it.

"And with my family, we needed to go back to France and have a new challenge."

He congratulated his successor as captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and recognised that the club is going through a difficult time at the moment.

"I'm happy for Aubameyang, and for his role as captain," he added.

"I wish them all the best, even if they are in a difficult period. But this is where we see a team and a collective ready to fight together and bounce back."

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