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Francis Coquelin wants to finish his career at Arsenal.
The defensive midfielder who joined Arsenal from French side Stade Lavallois at the age of 17, after a successful trial has become a key player in our squad his recent years.
The midfielder didn’t find it easy in his attempt to break into Wenger’s first team and he had to make do with loan spells at the beginning of his Arsenal career but it was a loan move to Charlton Athletic that helped him break into Arsenal first team in 2014.
Since then he hasn’t looked back and has become more important by the day, starting crucial games for us in recent years.
The midfielder has said he is enjoying his football and would like to end his career here.
“I’m a person who is loyal to my club, I came here very young, I owe Arsenal so much,” the French midfielder L’Equipe, as quoted by Tribal Football.
“So at the moment things are going well and my inclination is to stay at Arsenal for as long as possible. But then there has to be that desire on both sides.
“I think I’m already at a very, very big club. Spending the rest of my career at Arsenal would make me very proud.”
Coquelin’s desire to stay at Arsenal for the rest of his career is a sign that things are now better at the club. It was just a few weeks back that Alex Iwobi’s father declared that his son will be staying at Arsenal for many years to come and this is a big disparity from the days we lost our talented players to rival clubs
Bellerin recently signed a new six and a half year deal that will keep him here until 2022 and that means three of our young players will be staying with us for a long time.
Hopefully, many more players will follow Coquelin’s step and declare their intention to stay here for the rest of their career.