Arsenal youngster Coquelin completes Lorient move

Arsenal youngster Francis Coquelin has completed his move to Lorient.

Arsenal youngster Francis Coquelin has completed his move to Lorient.

The Daily Mail says Coquelin has completed a one-year loan move from Arsenal to Lorient in a deal that will help smooth Laurent Koscielny's switch in the opposite direction.

Lorient confirmed the loan of 19-year-old midfielder Coquelin, while the Ligue 1 club's boss Christian Gourcuff admitted Koscielny was on his way out.

"Laurent will leave," said Gourcuff. "If Arsenal really want him, they will pay the right fee."

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