Francis Coquelin hints at Arsenal exit

Coquelin hints at Arsenal exit
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Francis Coquelin hints that he could leave Arsenal in January if he fails to play regularly in the first team.

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has revealed that he could leave in January if he fails to play regularly.

The 21-year-old has been at the club since 2008 and after progressing through the youth ranks is now part of the first team.

"In July I went to see the coach (Arsene Wenger)," the Frenchman told L'Equipe. "He told me I am a full member of the team and that he was counting on me.

"It showed me they trust me. [Alex] Song went to Barcelona and they didn't buy any defensive midfielders.

"I haven't played in [Arsenal's] first three games. That makes you think a bit. But I know I'll get a chance and I'll take it."

Coquelin further said that this is the season in which he aims to make the breakthrough at Arsenal.

"At 21, I can no longer afford to be patient," he said. "This is the year where I must break into the team at Arsenal.

"[I have] given myself six months, then I'll reassess. If I see no way in, I'll look elsewhere. I know that I have qualities to break through at Arsenal."

Arsenal have picked up five points from three Premier League games so far this season.

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