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Francis Coquelin makes move to Valencia 0

Posted on January 11, 2018 by David Nugent

French midfielder Francis Coquelin has left Arsenal to join La Liga outfit Valencia for £12million. The midfielder has signed a four-and-half-year deal with the Spanish side, with a £71.2million release clause in his contract.

According to Sky Sports, Coquelin decided to move to the Spanish club after rejecting moves to the likes of West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Out-of-favour in north London

The 26-year-old had recently fallen out-of-favour at the north London club, despite signing a new deal just a year ago. Coquelin has started just seven games in all competitions, one of which was in the Premier League.

Valencia lodge bid for Arsenal midfielder 1

Posted on January 09, 2018 by Milos Markovic

North London giants Arsenal have opened the bidding process for midfielder Francis Coquelin who is told he can leave Gunners during the January transfer window.

West Ham and Crystal Palace were among the clubs credited with interest in French midfielder but it’s Spanish La Liga side Valencia who have made the first move in attempt to land the out-of-sorts midfielder during the winter transfer market.

Los Che are said to have lodged a £12 million bid for the Frenchman which is £2 million above Arsenal’s asking price.

Arsenal will listen to offers for Francis Coquelin 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal will reportedly listen to offers for midfielder Francis Coquelin in January with fellow Premier League side West Ham interested in signing the player who has fallen down the pecking order with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny all preferred to the Frenchman.

Arsenal’s last Premier League match ended in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in what was one of the games of the season. There was no shortage of goals, big challenges and controversy, as the sides played out a superb advert for the Premier League.

Alexandre Lacazette reveals why he joined Arsenal 0

Posted on December 13, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Alexandre Lacazette has revealed why he joined Arsenal, with the Premier League club indebted to the influence of Arsene Wenger, with the manager a major reason behind the French striker joining the club in the summer.

Arsenal have been on a tough run of form in recent weeks as they have lost the momentum they had been building. A loss to Manchester United was followed by a draw with Southampton last Sunday. Charlie Austin scored early, and it took until the final few moments for Olivier Giroud to grab an equaliser.

Coquelin picks up hamstring injury against Bournemouth 0

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth and will miss their Europa League clash on Thursday and Sunday’s Premier League meeting with defending champions Chelsea.

Wenger also admitted midfielder Jack Wilshere is close to returning for the Gunners and could well step in for the injury Frenchman in the coming weeks. “He has a hamstring (problem). I don’t know how bad it is but he’s certainly out for next week’s game,” he said, reports

Coquelin out for two weeks with ankle injury 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out of action for Sunday;s Community Shield with Chelsea and may not return two weeks as he battles an ankle ligament injury.

At the time, Wenger said: “He has a scan tomorrow and I don’t think he will be available for the weekend. It is not too bad but he may not be available – it’s an ankle ligament problem,” reports the Metro.

But now, the Arsenal boss indeed confirmed Coquelin would be missing out, saying to “No, he is not available. He got injured in the Emirates Cup but we don’t think it will be too bad – two weeks.”

Valencia keen on signing Coquelin this summer 0

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Football.London, Spanish La Liga side Valencia are interested in Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin. The French midfielder has been out of favour in the second half of the season and manager Arsene Wenger might be keen to let him leave as a result. Valencia aren’t breaking the bank this summer, however, and will seek cheap players to strengthen their squad.

Coquelin has made 28 Premier League appearances for the Gunners in 2016/17 but has started only three league games since February, sitting behind Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka in the pecking order. Valencia are reportedly keen on a season-long loan deal for the midfielder and are also targeting Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho.

Should Francis Coquelin be sold in the summer? 0

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has lost his place in the side in recent weeks with manager Arsene Wenger preferring Granit Xhaka to operate in the deep-lying destroyer role. Even Aaron Ramsey has etched himself ahead of the French ball-winner which could spell the end for Coquelin at the Emirates Stadium.

The 25-year-old has made 22 Premier League appearances this season but has largely struggled for form, resulting in him being dropped in 2017. Coquelin qualifies as a homegrown player given the years he trained in England under the age of 21 but he’s not developed since his breakthrough season in 2014/15.

Who will get the nod between Ramsey and Coquelin this weekend? 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin is back training with the side and available for selection for Sunday’s Premier League clash with newly-promoted and travel-sick Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. Aaron Ramsey partnered Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park in Saturday’s 4-0 win away to Swansea City while Coquelin was out of action, and given he’s impressed in recent weeks the Welsh international might keep his place as Arsenal need to retain some creativity against a Burnley side who will try to nullify their threat.

Arsenal centre-back set for new deal 0

Posted on January 17, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker is set to agree a new one-year deal to stay with the north London club. The former Germany international’s contract expires this summer and there were doubts over whether he would be given an extension.

A decent backup

Mertesacker who is the Arsenal captain has failed to appear for the Gunners this season due to a knee injury. When the 32-year-old recovers he is unlikely to be first-choice at the heart of the Gunners defence, with Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel all ahead of him in the pecking order.

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