Signal Iduna Park

Next Game

B Dortmund v Arsenal

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group D

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Coquelin heads out on loan

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has joined German side SC Freiburg on a season-long loan deal.

Last Updated: 05/07/13 at 12:10 Post Comment

Coquelin (r) - joining SC Frieburg

Coquelin (r) - joining SC Frieburg

The France U21 international has made a total of 43 appearances for the Gunners since joining the club as a 17-year-old in 2008.

Coquelin was part of the Arsenal squad that won the FA Youth Cup in 2009 and made his first-team debut in September of the same year, starting against West Brom in the third round of the League Cup.

The 22-year-old was then loaned out to French side Lorient for the 2010-11 season but returned a year later and quickly became a regular fixture in manager Arsene Wenger's matchday squad.

His Premier League debut was one to forget, coming in the 8-2 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford in August 2011 but his ability to operate at both left and right-back saw him make a further 17 appearances that campaign.

Coquelin was rewarded with a new long-term contract in January 2012 and played a further 22 times for the north London club last season.

A brief statement on the Arsenal website said: "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Francis success for his time in Germany."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou spend £200 million in one year and you say 3 years to win the title, I don't think the Man U board signed you to win the title in 3 years after shelling out that sort of cash. Spending that sort of money you should be challenging for the title in this season, not getting an early excuse in to try appeasing the fans and board.

chelseablue_no1
Van Gaal has lofty ambitions

E

verything looks pretty when, for a short while, the sun shines through the dark clouds. For a brief moment you can forget about your last tonking or the many more to come.

godzilla
Van Gaal welcomes 'new start'

I

guess Storey was able to cancel his planned trip to the shops this weekend. He won't need to buy any food for a while because he's really dining out on those Angel/angel puns. It's going to be a long season.

ted, manchester
Forget Falcao, United Loving Angel Instead

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea striker Diego Costa knows goals will dry up

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has paid tribute to his team-mates for his flying start, but concedes his goals will dry up.

Premier League: Steve Bruce feels Hatem Ben Arfa will bounce back with Hull City

Steve Bruce is confident he can bring the best of out of Hatem Ben Arfa after bringing him to Hull City on deadline day.

Louis van Gaal sets out ambitions to quickly win Premier League with Manchester United

Louis van Gaal is keen not to make Manchester United supporters wait too long for the return of the Premier League title.

Mail Box

Fixing The Mess At Old Trafford

Plenty of conclusions on United's win over QPR and their missing link(s), more Ozil frustration, how Liverpool are like lasagne, as well as a word on Diego Costa's temperament...

A Lousy Day At The Office For Liverpool

We have some excellent thoughts on Arsenal's draw and Liverpool's woeful loss, plus praise for Villa, Diego Costa, Philippe Senderos and the 'final' word on hitting the post...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property