Arsenal prospect Coquelin enjoying Lorient loan
Since joining the Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan last summer, the highly-rated French midfielder has cemented his place under Christian Gourcuff with a string of impressive performances.
"I have really improved through the last six months," Coquelin told the Official Arsenal Magazine.
"The first thing is tactically. The Lorient coach, Gourcuff, is very rigorous. He is a very tactical manager and I knew I would improve a lot under him. I listen a lot and learn a lot with him.
"I improved also in my overall game. The reason for that is that I am playing much more with the first team than when I was at Arsenal where I was mostly with the Reserves.
"The more I have played here, the stronger I have become. I am very happy with my progress and I hope there is even more to come in the second part of the season. I was aware of my abilities and I knew what I wanted to achieve here: play a lot, get some experience and improve."