Francis Coquelin’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
Arsenal are preparing to offer central midfielder Francis Coquelin a new three year contract to reward the Frenchman for his impressive performances since breaking into Arsene Wenger’s first team, report the Mirror, just days after his combative shift helped the Gunners to a shock victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Coquelin’s recent resurgence has been as impressive as it is surprising, with injuries to captain Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini having handed Coquelin an opportunity almost as soon as he was recalled from a successful loan spell in the Championship with Charlton Athletic.
This stint at The Valley is not the only loan spell that Coquelin has had in recent seasons, with the muscular midfielder also having turned out for Lorient and Freiburg, but this is the first time that he has threatened to really establish himself as a regular member of Arsene Wenger’s first team.
The fact that Coquelin’s contract expires in the summer could suddenly be of concern to Arsenal and they look set to move to offer him a new three year deal, with the Frenchman potentially set to be offered the chance to cement his place in the team between now and the end of the season.