Coquelin joins SC Freiburg on loan

Francis Coquelin
Francis Coquelin

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will be spending the 2013/14 season on loan with Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.

The 22-year-old has featured 43 times for Arsenal since joining the Club as a 17-year-old in 2008.

Part of the squad that won the FA Youth Cup in 2009, the France Under-21 international started to impress when given first-team opportunities with the Gunners the following season before heading out on loan to French Ligue 1 side Lorient for the 2010/11 campaign.

Francis returned to Emirates Stadium following a successful spell with Lorient and soon forced his way into the first team, providing solid cover at both left and right back, as well as his defensive midfield role.

Having signed a new contract with the Club in 2012, Coquelin will look to gain further experience and build up his playing time as he joins Christian Streich’s Freiburg side.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Francis success for his time in Germany.

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