Arsenal will allow midfield enforcer Francis Coquelin to leave the club this summer, according to the Daily Star.
The 26 year old looks to be deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates with the Star’s chief football writer David Woods saying manager Arsene Wenger is “ready to listen to offers” for Coquelin.
The Frenchman was a first team regular for the Gunners last season, having played 39 times in all competitions. He only signed a new three and half year deal back in January, and it may come as quite a surprise to the midfielder that six months later he is no longer needed.
With Wenger anticipating an improved second season from Granit Xhaka, and the fact that Mohamed Elneny will not be absent due to the African Cup of Nations, it may mean Coquelin’s game time becomes more limited. It must be said though that the Gunners will still be involved in the Europa League next season; a competition where a larger squad will be required.