Spanish giants Valencia join Coquelin race


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Whenever Arsenal have been in the news regarding potential transfers it is usually either Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil who make the headlines, but there are other Gunners stars who also want out.

One of those men is midfielder Francis Coquelin, who has been at the North London club since 2008. In his time under Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman has made over 100 Premier League appearances, without scoring a single goal.

With just seven league appearances under his belt during this campaign it is little surprise that Coquelin wants a new challenge, and, according to the Metro, La Liga giants Valencia could be his preferred destination.

The Spanish club are flying high in third spot in La Liga table, five points above Real Madrid and just two behind second place Atletico.

Los Che are certainly not struggling for goals this season, having scored 38 times in 18 games, but they do have the worst defensive record inside the top four. The addition of Coquelin, a talented defensive midfielder, therefore, would definitely help shore up their back line.

With a World Cup coming up in the summer, the midfielder needs to make a move and establish some consistent game time if he is to stand any chance of making it into the French national team squad.