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Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin hit by Arsenal bad news

Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin is out of the first-leg of their Europa League semfinal against former club Arsenal.

The French midfielder, 27, will not feature at the Emirates on May 2 after he picked up a yellow card during Valencia's 2-0 win over Villarreal in the quarter-final.

Coquelin made 160 appearances in all competitions for the North London club between 2008 and 2018.

Alexandre Lacazette had admitted that he was looking forward to playing against his fellow Frenchman.

Speaking about the reunion, the Arsenal striker said: "Yes, we will play against Francis Coquelin too, who will be against us, so I can't wait to play against him."

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