Arsenal in advanced negotiations over transfer deal for 26-year-old

Arsene Wenger is reportedly edging closer to a deal which will see him offload one of his so-called ‘deadwood’ players this month.

The Gunners were knocked of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday in a 4-2 defeat which had more fans and pundits calling for changes at the club.

And it now appears as though Wenger is willing to begin the clear-out many expected him to oversee during the summer transfer window.

According to Metro, Arsenal are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Valencia over the sale of Francis Coquelin.

The 26-year-old broke into the Arsenal first team during the 2014/15 season after being recalled from a loan spell at Charlton Athletic.

Coquelin’s form over the past two seasons has suffered horribly, making him one of the most unpopular players amongst the Arsenal faithful.

Coquelin is reportedly keen on a move to La  Liga and joining Valencia would see him once again team up with former Gunner, Gabriel.

The departure of the Frenchman, who has never scored a goal in his Arsenal career, could present a chance for Wenger to sign a new defensive midfielder.

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