Arsenal Captain Laurent Koscielny has announced his retirement from international football.

The 33-year-old defender missed out on the World Cup in Russia after rupturing his Achilles in the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid in May.

Koscielny retires with 51 appearances for France, having played in the 2014 World Cup and two European Championships in 2012 and 2016.

He made his international debut for France in November 2011 against the United States.

Koscielny told Canal Plus, "I think I gave the France team what I could. For me, my injury has not changed anything. The Blues are over, after that, I will always be a supporter of the French team but what is certain is that I will not put on the blue jersey."

"I have a new state of mind, there will be the Laurent before and the Laurent after injury. I want to continue to Arsenal, I want to return quickly. I want to fight." He added

His last appearance for France was in March in a 3-1 friendly victory over Russia.