"I took it very hard. Let's just say it was a right slap in the face. But I'm a fighter, I'll continue to fight."
A few have burned their bridges since, like West Ham's and Arsenal's, but others are still enhancing their legacy...
"Bordeaux was at the top of his list," says Joe DaGrosa who explains Koscielny's thinking...
Ian Wright has slammed Laurent Koscielny over the "disrespect" he has shown to Arsenal.
Arsenal wouldn't let Laurent Koscielny leave for nothing - but he's heading to Bordeaux for £4.6m.
Bordeaux and Rennes are yet to meet Arsenal's valuation of Laurent Koscielny, according to reports.
Unai Emery has explained why Arsenal need wantaway centre-back Laurent Koscielny to stay.
Laurent Koscielny reportedly remains determined to leave Arsenal this summer despite ongoing talks.
BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein reckons Arsenal are trying to sell two defenders before the deadline.
Unai Emery suggested Laurent Koscielny plays no part in his plans for the new season.
Laurent Koscielny is "very hurt" over how the media have portrayed him during his fall-out with Arsenal.
"This is something I cannot get my head around... Arsenal need to do something quick."
A report claims to have the 'inside story' as defender Laurent Koscielny went on strike at Arsenal this week.
Laurent Koscielny is just the third of Unai Emery's five captains to try and leave 12 months later. Something is rotten...
Arsenal have been left 'shocked' by Koscielny's 'behaviour'. He might be buying out the final year of his deal...
Laurent Koscielny asked to be released this summer, but Arsenal refused to let him go. It's all gone wrong.
Arsenal are not happy with Laurent Koscielny after the defender skipped their pre-season tour of the US.
Arsenal could reportedly allow Laurent Koscielny to leave this summer and replace him with a Barca defender.
"I think our work is good, but the result is bad." Unai Emery put it down to Arsenal's injuries...
Unai Emery was also delighted with the performances of Arsenal youngsters Willock and Nketiah.
Even Michael Carrick is copping it in the Mailbox. Also: Fabinho, football genius; and Koscielny is clearly the problem...
Barcelona want a cheap centre-half who is ready to make an instant impact. Erm....
"There are not many players like him in the world right now," according to Laurent.
The BFG XI features a couple of former Arsenal team-mates. Andre Santos just missed the cut...
Laurent Koscielny says "France's World Cup victory did a lot more psychological damage than my injury did".
Arsenal almost lost their long-serving manager and club captain in the same summer.
The Gunners skipper has been out since May. By golly their defence needs him back.
Laurent Koscielny "is the first captain now and for me". But Unai Emery wants five of them.
To be fair, it's usually a safe bet. But Koscielny knows Diego Costa had nothing to do with it.
"Koscielny is devastated," says Arsene Wenger, who was surprised that the Frenchman's Achilles had ruptured.