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Laurent Koscielny took massive pay-cut to quit Arsenal for Bordeaux

Former Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny took a massive pay-cut to move to Bordeaux.

Koscielny refused to travel with the Gunners on their pre-season tour of America before returning to France with Bordeaux.

He also angered fans with his unveiling video at the Ligue 1 club, removing an Arsenal shirt to show his new colours.

His contract details with Bordeaux have emerged, with L'Equipe reporting he is earning around €60,000 (£51k) per week.

That indicates he took a huge pay cut of roughly 39% from his £90k per week wage at Arsenal.

Koscielny has played 20 games for Bordeaux in Ligue 1, with the club sitting 12th in the table ahead of their clash with Metz on Saturday evening.

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