Arsenal fans have heard nothing but news of potential departures in recent weeks, with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez always in the news given that the world class duo’s contracts are set to expire in the summer.
Fans from The Emirates are a regular feature of The Transfer Tavern, with Gunners exceptionally quiet this year having failed to qualify for the Champions League and compete for the Premier League title. Fans are apprehensive about the current transfer window, with many expecting big name departures, and midfielder Francis Coquelin is the latest linked with a move away from the club.
Reports emerging today in The Mirror suggest that Wenger is willing to move the Frenchman on this month, with West Ham said to be keen to move for the player in the coming weeks. The 26-year-old has been with the Gunners since 2008, but having failed to make the squad for Sunday’s humiliating FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, it appears the player’s future at the club is in real jeopardy.
Landlord’s Verdict: Coquelin has never been able to establish himself as a regular starter over the years at Arsenal, with Wenger instead opting to utilise the transfer market to add quality to the middle of the park.
Now at the age of 26, Coquelin will know that regular first-team football is a must as he enters the peak years of his career, and West Ham boss David Moyes could be ready to offer the midfielder an escape from his Emirates nightmare. Coquelin remains a Premier League standard player and would be an excellent addition to the squad at The London Stadium.
West Ham fans, would you be pleased to see Coquelin join this month? Let us know!