Pundit tells Arsenal to sell this player in the summer transfer window
Charlie Nicholas tells Arsenal they should sell Francis Coquelin in the summer transfer window
Charlie Nicholas has told Arsenal that they should sell Francis Coquelin in the summer transfer window.
The French midfielder has only just committed his future to the north London club by signing a new contract with the Gunners this month.
Coquelin has made 17 Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far this season and has been a regular fixture in the Gunners side in recent campaigns.
However, former Arsenal star Nicholas feels that the north London club would be better off cashing in on the Frenchman in the summer transfer window.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “I don’t have a problem with him getting a new deal. I’m not his greatest fan, but they don’t have many options in that position.
“Santi Cazorla is out for a long period, Mohamed Elneny is away and Jack Wilshere is on loan, so Arsene Wenger certainly can’t afford to let him go right now.
“However, when everybody’s fit and fresh Coquelin would be lucky to get in the 18. We simply need numbers in that department right now.
“He’ll do a job short term and after that you’d think they’d get a decent price for him. It puts his value up and I would sell him in the summer when everybody is fit.”
Arsenal are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Burnley at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
The north London side finished in second place in the top flight table last season but have not won the Premier League since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
Arsenal are currently eight points behind Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title.