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Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin: I was in comfort zone at Arsenal

Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin admits he was stagnating at Arsenal.

Coquelin left the Gunners in January.

“It isn't that easy when you've spent 10 years somewhere, but I needed a new challenge," Coquelin told Clicanoo.

“You tend to get into a comfort zone when you stay several years in the same clubs.

“You try and challenge yourself, but it's a bit harder. Here, I'm starting from scratch. It's a new experience, a new training method, new teammates and a new environment.

“All that means I was thrilled by the project. There are interesting goals to accomplish. I'm focused on that."

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