Tag: Francis Coquelin

Francis Coquelin played for Arsenal Football Club. The French midfielder joined Arsenal from Stade Lavallois in 2008. He left Arsenal for Valencia in 2018 for £12m. In total, he made 160 appearances for Arsenal. Coquelin wore the number 34 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on May 13, 1991. Coquelin currently plays for Valencia.

VILLAREAL, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19: Francis Coquelin of Villarreal CF looks on during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal CF and SD Eibar at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 19, 2020 in Villareal, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Francis Coquelin tears hamstring in blow to Unai Emery

Francis Coquelin has torn his hamstring not long after signing for Unai Emery at Villarreal and faces along time on the sidelines
Villarreal's new Spanish coach Unai Emery (L) listens to Villarreal's president Fernando Roig during his official presentation at la Ceramica Stadium in Villarreal, on July 27, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Former Arsenal midfielder helps Unai Emery win

Francis Coquelin helped Unai Emery to his second win in four games as Villarreal manager ahead of the new La Liga season getting underway.
Coquelin signs for Unai Emery and Villarreal

Unai Emery signs former Arsenal midfielder

Unai Emery has signed Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo from Valencia in a deal said to be worth around €10m for both.
VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 25: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona is tackled by Francis Coquelin of Valencia CF during the Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on January 25, 2020 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Unai Emery wants former Arsenal midfielder at Villarreal

Unai Emery wants to bring Francis Coquelin to Villarreal according to a report in Spain which says the former Arsenal midfielder is up for sale and has interest from a few clubs.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona clashes with Francis Coquelin of Valencia CF during the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF at Camp Nou on February 1, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Francis Coquelin: Leaving Arsenal took me out of my comfort zone and I improved...

Francis Coquelin says moving from Arsenal to Valencia took him out of his comfort zone, but he feels he's improved a lot since leaving.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Mason Mount of Chelsea is injured during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote / Getty Images)

Chelsea's Mason Mount suffers injury blow at the hands of former Gunner

Chelsea are waiting to found out the extent of Mason Mount's injury, after a heavy challenge from former Gunner Francis Coquelin.

Boost for Arsenal as Valencia midfielder picks up injury in training

Francis Coquelin may miss out on the game against Arsenal tonight after he had to withdraw from training on Wednesday.

Valencia's Francis Coquelin names the 3 Arsenal players he's still close with

Francis Coquelin returns to face Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final this week, although he won't feature in the first leg thanks to a suspension.

'I didn't know how I'd react': Coquelin speaks about Achilles tendon injury

Francis Coquelin has spoken to the media about his six months out with injury in Valencia, after suffering an Achilles tendon injury earlier this year.

Former Arsenal fan favourite pulls off impressive move after serious injury

Francis Coquelin looks well on his way to full fitness after he was snapped pulling off an impressive volley during training.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal chases the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Guendouzi's amazing reaction to Aubameyang's miss against Chelsea shows why fans love him

As Pierre-Emerick Abameyang conspired to miss chances against Chelsea he's been scoring since he could walk, Matteo Guendouzi continued to cement his place as an Arsenal fans' favourite with his reaction to one of the forward's howlers.

6 midfielders for Sven Mislintat to chose from this summer

Sven Mislintat wants Arsenal to sign a defensive midfielder as one of four positions he’s looking to strengthen this summer according to reports, but who should he buy?

Arsenal fans show class after former player suffers season-ending injury

Francis Coquelin's season with Valencia is over already after the midfielder suffered a nasty injury in training.

5 midfielders for Sven Mislintat to chose from this summer

Sven Mislintat wants Arsenal to sign a defensive midfielder as one of four positions he’s looking to strengthen this summer according to reports, but who should he buy?

Devastating blow for former Arsenal fan favourite

Francis Coquelin is set for surgery after the former Arsenal man ruptured his Achilles in training.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal talks to Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

4 positions Arsenal MUST strengthen urgently

It's fairly clear right now that Arsenal's squad is far from perfect, but which positions in particular do the club need to look at in the summer?

13 key points from Arsenal’s 17/18 plan revealed

Not long after the Emirates stadium opened I was told by a person I met in the Tollington that Arsenal were set to spend the next ten years severely shackled.

It is obvious why Arsene Wenger won't drop this 6ft1 midfielder

Against Brighton, Granit Xhaka made his 42nd consecutive Premier League start, raising questions about why Arsene Wenger is so insistent on playing him whatever the scenario.

Unpopular ex-Arsenal midfielder explains difference between new boss and Wenger

Francis Coquelin has spoken about the differences between Arsene Wenger and Marcelino, adapting to La Liga, and how he's feeling on the pitch in a recent interview in Spain.

Arsenal's first team problems have punished 4 academy prospects

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal's youth players are being punished for the first-team's failures, and I can't say I disagree with him.

Finances: Could Arsenal survive another year without Champions League football?

Climbing into the top-four is starting to look like an impossible task, and winning the Europa League is a long-shot so could Arsenal cope with another year without Champions League football?

80% was good: Wenger identifies 3 things 20-year-old got right in 90 minutes

In Arsenal's win over Östersunds FK, Ainsley Maitland-Niles played as a central midfielder. Arsene Wenger says it's the 20-year-old's 'natural position', so why do we see him there so rarely?

Impressive business from Arsenal must now be turned into immediate success

Arsenal made the best out of several bad situations this January transfer window, and with more players moving in and out of the club than any winter in recent memory, this month has felt like a whirlwind.

3 in and 13 out: Arsenal’s January transfer dealings tell a huge story

Arsenal signed three players and let 13 leave in its busiest January transfer window for years.

Transfer window recap: Ins, outs and loans so far, and what to expect

For a January transfer window, Arsenal have been extremely busy this month. We've rounded up all the news as it stands, in case you missed any of it.

Embarrassing statistic highlights how few players are committing their futures to Arsenal

Apart from Calum Chambers in October, the last person at Arsenal to sign a new contract was Arsene Wenger. Chambers is the only player in 12 months to put pen to paper.

Francis Coquelin explains ‘only problem’ Arsenal players have with Alexis

Francis Coquelin has said that the Arsenal squad didn't have any problems with Alexis Sanchez.

3 signed and 7 sold, £50m spent, £95m made: Arsenal’s 2017/18 business

Arsenal's 2017/18 business has been about offloading the deadwood rather than bringing in talent.

I still need to grow: Battling midfielder reveals why he had to leave Arsenal...

Francis Coquelin says he has no regrets about his time with Arsenal, and he needed to move on for the sake of his career.

Arsenal midfielder so determined to seal quick exit from club he did this

Francis Coquelin paid for his own private plane to Valencia to speed up his transfer to the club, according to the Frenchman's new manager in Spain.

Unwanted at Arsenal but Coquelin will thrive at Valencia under Marcelino

Francis Coquelin was unwanted at Arsenal, but could shine under Marcelino at Valencia.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (L) and Francis Coquelin of Arsenal (R) celebrate after Theo Walcott of Arsenal (not pictured) scored Arsenals first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on December 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Busier than expected: What will Arsenal's squad look at the end of January?

Arsenal's squad could go through more change if they shed some squad players and make one big change to the first team this January, so how could they be lining up at the end of the month?

Arsene Wenger explains how Arsenal will replace Coquelin with 20-year-old

Arsene Wenger has suggested that he will not sign anyone to replace Francis Coquelin, and will give the chance to Ainsley Maitland-Niles instead.

Combative midfielder admits Santi Cazorla helped him make Arsenal decision

Francis Coquelin is looking forward to making a fresh start at Valencia after several years at Arsenal and admits that Santi Cazorla and others helped him with his decision.

'I'm very happy', 'It's a massive challenge' - Midfielder pleased to leave Arsenal

Francis Coquelin completed his move to Valencia, and the 26-year-old insists that he's ready for a fresh start.

'Actually gonna miss him', 'Good luck warrior' - 26-year-old hailed after Arsenal agree deal...

Despite most Arsenal fans realising Francis Coquelin wasn't good enough to be the long-term midfield option, that hasn't stopped the support pouring in following his transfer to Valencia.

Valencia sign Arsenal midfielder on four-year deal

Valencia have signed Francis Coquelin on a permanent deal. The Frenchman leaves Arsenal after almost 10 years with the club.

Arsene Wenger has taken a risk for the sake of £12m

Arsenal fans have been overjoyed with Francis Coquelin's move to Valencia that most of us didn't really sit down to think of the consequences.
Francis Coquelin

Arsenal on verge of agreeing deal for 26-year-old

Francis Coquelin is on the verge of joining Valencia after agreeing personal terms with the La Liga, according to reports in France.

Arsene Wenger's finally had enough of these two Arsenal players

It seems that Arsene Wenger may finally have had enough of Theo Walcott and Francis Coquelin at Arsenal, and could move the pair on this month.