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Francis Coquelin delighted with new Arsenal contract

Francis Coquelin is delighted with his new contract at Arsenal.

The 19-year-old Frenchman will now join Ligue 1 side Lorient in a season-long loan deal and intends to challenge for a first-team place when he returns to the Emirates Stadium.

"Arsenal is the right club for me because Arsene Wenger trusts young players and we can learn quickly at a high level," he said.

"The first six months were quite hard for me because of the language but now I have learned English, now I have my house, my friends in England, and I feel comfortable.

"They have given me a new contract so obviously they are counting on me and I am really pleased with that. I will give that back by working hard."

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