Francis Coquelin signs new Arsenal contract

Arsenal have agreed a new deal with Francis Coquelin. Coquelin joined the Gunners in 2008 from French side Laval and has worked his way through the club's youth and reserve set-ups.

Arsenal have agreed a new deal with Francis Coquelin.

Coquelin joined the Gunners in 2008 from French side Laval and has worked his way through the club's youth and reserve set-ups.

The 19-year-old made three first-team appearances last season and will spend the new campaign out on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Lorient.

The season-long stint has been arranged in an attempt to give the youngster a chance of playing regular first-team football.

The new deal - described only as "long-term" by the Londoners - ensures the Frenchman is tied to the Emirates Stadium after impressing the club's management during his two-years in North London.

 
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