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Sport Wenger: Coquelin has joined Valencia

02:16  11 january  2018
02:16  11 january  2018 Source:   skysports.com

West Ham interested in Coquelin move

  West Ham interested in Coquelin move West Ham are interested in a move for Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin this month. According to The Mirror, West Ham are keen on the defensive midfielder, as they look to bolster their midfield options. The report claims that West Ham have failed with moves for Stoke’s Joe Allen and Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey, with Coquelin next on their list. Arsenal are ready to let Coquelin leave this month after he lost his place in Arsene Wenger’s team. Coquelin wants regular game time, which Wenger can no longer guarantee, leaving him with no choice but to seek a way out. West Ham are looking to offer him an escape route, to the Olympic Stadium, as David Moyes looks to move in. The 26-year-old was omitted from the matchday squad for Arsenal on Sunday as they fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest. The report claims Arsenal want around £10m for Coquelin.

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is set to join Valencia . Having been left out of Arsenal's team for Wednesday's League Cup semi-final first leg draw at Chelsea, Wenger confirmed Coquelin will move to Spain.

Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have sold Francis Coquelin to Valencia . Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Jan 2018 10:42 pm. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via google Share this article via whatsapp. Share this with.

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Francis Coquelin has left Arsenal and joined Valencia, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Sky sources reported on Wednesday that Arsenal had agreed a £12m fee with Valencia for Coquelin, who has been restricted to just seven starts this season.

Asked after Arsenal's 0-0 Carabao Cup draw with Chelsea if Coquelin had left the club, Wenger said: "Yes."

The Arsenal boss added: "He goes to Valencia. He didn't get enough games with us this season. He had an opportunity. I let him go."

Coquelin spent almost a decade at Arsenal after joining the Gunners in 2008 from French side Stade Lavallois.

The 26-year-old midfielder had loan spells at Lorient, Freiburg and Charlton before breaking into the Arsenal first team on a regular basis in the 2014/15 season.

Valencia sign Coquelin .
Valencia have confirmed the signing of midfielder Francis Coquelin from Arsenal on a four-and-a-half year deal.Valencia have confirmed the signing of midfielder Francis Coquelin from Arsenal on a four-and-a-half year deal with a £71.2m release clause in his contract.

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