Arsenal Star Retires From International Football
Koscielny missed the 2018 World Cup due to injury. Image: BBC UK

Arsenal and French defender Laurent Koscielny has quit international football on Sunday, just a few months after the Les Bleus won the 2018 World Cup.

Koscielny, 33, missed out of the competition due to injury but has now said his career with the French side has “finished.”

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“The injury is one thing, the World Cup win is another. I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury,” Koscielny told Canal Plus.

“The World Cup will remain a dark stage of my career and my life. I think I’ve given what I could to the France team.

“I’m 33 now. I’ve been to two Euros, a World Cup. For me, my injury hasn’t changed anything,”

“It’s over with Les Bleus. I will always be a France supporter but what is sure is that I will never put on the blue shirt again.”