Arsenal have confirmed this morning that defensively minded French midfielder Francis Coquelin will be spending the 2013/14 season on loan with Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.
He signed a new contract in 2012 so Wenger thinks he has a future at the club and maybe he could be along term replacement for Arteta?
But in letting Coquelin go Wenger has sent out a clear message that Arsenal are about to invest in a central midfielder. The club is now very short of midfielders what with Diaby unlikely to feature a great deal next season and no signs of any other youngsters pushing through the ranks.
Even if Wenger does see the Ramsey/Arteta partnership as the basis of his midfield next year, Coquelin’s move still leaves Arsenal very short. I think that Wenger has let the Frenchman go as he knows he has some serious re-reinforcements coming. Is that Marouane Fellaini? Or Lars Bender? I think we will see a marquee midfield signing very shortly.
Oh, and good luck in Germany Francois