By Chris Harris
Francis Coquelin believes Arsenal is the club for him after putting pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Emirates Stadium.
The French midfielder won't be seen in a red and white shirt any time soon after agreeing a season-long loan deal with Ligue 1 side Lorient - the former club of recent Arsenal signing Laurent Koscielny.
But once Coquelin has got some valuable first-team experience under his belt he intends to push his way into the Arsenal reckoning after committing his future to the Gunners.
"I feel really happy to sign a new contract," he told Arsenal.com. "I've had two great years already and now I will carry on and hopefully it will continue going well.
"Arsenal is the right club for me because Arsène Wenger trusts young players and we can learn quickly at a high level. That's why I went there in the first place.
"The first six months were quite hard for me because of the language but now I have learned English, now I have my house, my friends in England, and I feel comfortable.
"They have given me a new contract so obviously they are counting on me and I am really pleased with that. I will give that back by working hard."