The 20-year-old featured in Arsene Wenger’s starting side earlier this season, playing in the 8-2 defeat to Manchester United before impressing in the 2-1 derby loss to Tottenham, but has since found his opportunities limited following Arsenal’s recent resurgence in form.
Now, following last season’s loan spell at Ligue 1 side Lorient, the France Under-21 international has expressed his frustration at spending time on the sidelines.
Speaking to France Football, Coquelin said: “I said to myself that I will have some chances to play when I returned to Arsenal this summer, so I decided to stay with this team. I played not badly at the beginning, even in the big matches but with the returns of the main players of the team, I have disappeared little.
“People always say to me that I’m still young, that there is time, but I played a whole season in Lorient, and today, I almost don’t play at all. Return to nothing, it’s annoying.”
“Considering my time of play, its sure that the idea of a departure this winter is in my head”.
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