Francis Coquelin's Valencia move confirmed by Arsene Wenger

Francis Coquelin's Valencia move confirmed by Arsene Wenger

Francis Coquelin's Valencia move confirmed by Arsene Wenger

Valencia agreed to a deal worth £12 million (RM64.5 million) for Coquelin, according to British media reports.

Wright was not the only one both pleased and surprised at the fact that Arsenal let Coquelin leave, with former Arsenal and Barcelona star Thierry Henry also talking about the potential transfer."I'm happy for him because he's going to go to a team that is challenging at the minute in a very hard league to win, said the France and Arsenal legend".

The Liga giants have swooped and have handed Coquelin a four-and-a-half year deal amid interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace for the 26-year-old midfielder.

'I nearly regret not having come before.

Coquelin admits he spoke to Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla about life at Mestalla before making the move.

The Arsenal midfielder is expected to finalise his La Liga move before the weekend
The Arsenal midfielder is expected to finalise his La Liga move before the weekend

Speaking about Coquelin's move, he told Sky Sports: 'I'm happy for him because he's going to go to a team that is challenging at the minute in a very hard league to win.

Coquelin, a two-time FA Cup victor at Arsenal has started only one Premier League game this season having fallen out of favour at the club since signing a new long-term contract last January. I trust what he tells me'.

The player could make his debut when Valencia face Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

He added: 'I've seen the team, they are doing very well, third in the table.

'I think I was looking at it on TV yesterday, and they were saying who Arsenal can sign.

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