The extremely versatile midfielder has become an integral member of the Arsenal squad, providing cover for Alex Song in defensive midfield and also in both full back positions.
The 20-year-old Frenchman enjoyed a successful year long spell last season on loan with French Ligue 1 side Lorient gaining valuable first team experience, and since returning the France U21 international has featured 12 times for the Arsenal first team.
This is extremely positive news for Arsenal as there had been uncertainty over the Frenchman’s future after admitting he was growing tired of sitting on the bench. But in recent weeks he has been called upon in not just the midfield but in defence too showing how versatile a player he is.
Especially with Emmanuel Frimpong’s loan move to Wolves, Coquelin can gain more first team minutes after he recovers from his hamstring pull he sustained against Leeds.