Thursday 14 November 2019

Gunners set to offer Coquelin new four-year contract

Francis Coquelin has been in impressive form for Arsenal of late. Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Francis Coquelin has been in impressive form for Arsenal of late. Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal are planning to offer Francis Coquelin a new four-year contract as manager Arsene Wenger prepares to re-organise his central midfield options.

Coquelin, Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta are all into the final six months of their deals, while Mathieu Flamini is out of contract in June 2016, giving Wenger an opportunity to overhaul this area of his squad in the next year.

Despite his current injury, Arteta has already been provisionally offered a one-year extension.

However, Diaby, who has played only 16 Premier League games in the past four seasons because of persistent injuries, is now expected to be released this summer.

The club may also be open to offers for Flamini.

Wenger added the 17-year-old Polish ace Krystian Bielik to his squad last week, while Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin is being lined up as a potential major summer signing, although no bid or inquiry has yet been made.

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