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.”