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Arsene Wenger Explains Why He Sold Coquelin, Names Replacement

                
                                  
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Arsene Wenger Explains Why He Sold Coquelin, Names Replacement

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Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, has confirmed Francis Coquelin is set for a £10 million move to Valencia.

Coquelin, 26, played his last match for the Gunners on Dec. 28 in the 3-2 win at Crystal Palace.

Asked after the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday , whether Coquelin was about to leave Arsenal, Wenger replied: “Yes.”

“He goes to Valencia, he didn’t get enough games. I let him go.”

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Wenger suggested rising star Ainsley Maitland-Niles, will eventually help to fill the void left by Coquelin’s departure.

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“The best way to replace Coquelin is to get Aaron Ramsey Mesut Ozil back, that will help. After that we see.

“We have seen again that Maitland-Niles had an outstanding performance. He is a defensive midfielder, basically.

“What he is doing at the moment will help him develop as a player because he plays in a different position but at some stage I will play him in at defensive midfield.

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“At the moment we have Monreal & Kolasinac injured & they will come back. So that is as well as opening for him in midfield,” he added.

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