Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny hits out at Didier Deschamps after international retirement

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Koscielny took a swipe at Deschamps (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his retirement from international football and taken a swipe at France boss Didier Deschamps in the process.

The 33-year-old suffered an achilles injury in Arsenals Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid at the end of last season and missed the World Cup as a result.

To rub salt into the wound, his country went on to win the tournament – becoming champions for the first time since 1998.

He claims Les Blues victory caused him a lot of psychological damage and announced his retirement from French national team duty.

Frances World Cup victory did me a lot more psychological damage than my injury did me, he told Canal +.

Koscielny is recovering from injury (Picture: Getty)

I think that I have given everything I can for France, I am 33, I have done two Euros, one World Cup.

France has a great generation of great players now. My injury does not change my decision.

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For Les Bleus, it is finished.

Koscielny also hit out at France boss Deschamps for not offering him any support during his injury worries.

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He called me once for my birthday in September, the centre-back added.

Otherwise, no. Lots of people disappointed me. Not only the coach. It feels like a hit on the back of the head.

When you are in good form, you have lots of friends. When you are injured… after a certain period of time, you are forgotten about.

Koscielny is yet to make an appearance for Arsenal this season as he continues his recovery.

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