Arsenal’s New Signing
Arsenal have today confirmed that Francis Coquelin has joined the club.
Coquelin has been training with Arsenal all summer, the young 17 year old French midfielder joins from Stade Lavallois, no transfer fee has been reported. Coquelin refused to sign a professional contract with his team Laval, he was a free agent. Arsenal have signed several players on this basis in the past and even though no fee is payable, Arsenal have always paid a nominal fee to stay on good terms with French teams.
Coquelin becomes Arsenal’s third signing, with Amaury Bischoff expected to be announced next week as the fourth summer signing after he too refused to sign a new contract with Werder Bremen.