Francis Coquelin is on the verge of leaving the club for German side Freiburg.
The Bundesliga outfit have reportedly targetted the young Frenchman and Eurosport say he could join the Bundesliga outfit on a season long loan.
It’s not a surprise, as Arseblog News told you back in May, the versatile midfielder was attracting some interest, both from Premier League clubs and back in his home country, but Germany seems to be the go-to destination right now and he could line-up against former team-mate Johan Djourou who joined Hamburg this week.
With Arsenal seemingly after a big-name defensively minded midfielder, with a €23m bid for Leverkeusen’s Lars Bender turned down, Coquelin’s path to first team football would become increasingly more difficult.
Last season he found himself benched for much of 2013, making the occasional substitute appearance in the Premier League, and he hasn’t been shy about expressing his desire to play regularly. A move to Germany would allow him to thrust his career back on track, a shaft of light in his increasingly darkened world.
It’s another fringe player on the way out and the squad is getting to the point where it’s becoming threadbare. Which can only mean one thing.
We’re trying to recreate the 70s by winning the league with 14 players.