Reports are coming out of Spain that Arsenal and Valencia have reached a deal over the transfer of Francis Coquelin who has a three-year deal on offer.

This transfer has picked up a lot of speed throughout Monday with the reports breaking he was up for sale only in the afternoon.

On Monday evening it was reported that Arsenal and the Spanish side were in advanced talks for the midfielder who is still under contract with Arsenal until June 2021 but that no talks had taken place with the player.

It seems this has changed.

Coquelin was a surprise omission from the Arsenal squad that was humiliated against Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday and the news that he was up for sale was unexpected to say the least.

Perhaps Arsene Wenger has decided that he really doesn’t have any room left in which to f**k around…