Coquelin ‘annoyed’ at Arsenal

The 20-year-old joined the Gunners in 2008 from Stade Lavallois but

has been on the periphery of the first-team since his arrival.

Coquelin flourished on loan at Lorient last term and felt his

displays in his homeland would earn him more regular action.

Wenger, though, has opted use him sparingly, giving him just two

outings this campaign, the last being in the 8-2 thumping at Old

Trafford. But the confident France Under-21 international believes

it is time he was given more chances, otherwise he will have to

consider his options. “I thought I had a shot to play so I decided

to stay at Arsenal,” said Coquelin. “I played a lot at first, even

big games, but when players came back from injury I just

disappeared. “It is often said that when you are young you have

time but I played a whole season at Lorient and now I’m virtually

not playing at all. It’s annoying. “Given my playing time here, the

idea of a departure this winter is in my head for sure.”