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09 December 2023

Arsenal seal Coquelin deal

Francis Coquelin (L) of Arsenal and Mika Vayrynen (R) of Leeds United challenge for the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in London, England. (Getty Images)

By Reuters

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has signed a new long-term deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. 

The 20-year-old Frenchman, who has played in defence as well as in a holding midfield role since returning from a loan spell with Ligue 1 side Lorient last season, limped off in Monday's 1-0 win over Leeds United in their FA Cup third-round match. 

"He has a hamstring injury and will be out for a few weeks," manager Arsene Wenger said before news of the contract, which the club announced on their website (www.arsenal.com) without giving details of the length of the deal.