Date: 10th January 2018 at 7:26pm
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Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is joining Valencia.

The club effectively ‘announced’ the signing with a clever tweet earlier today.

Coquelin, who had also attracted interest from Crystal Palace and West Ham has struggled to earn a starting role for Arsene Wenger’s side this season.

The 26 year-old has reportedly agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with the club currently placed 3rd in La Liga.

Arsenal will receive £12m for a player that has been under their books for nine years.

Valencia are expecting to announce the deal after posting a picture of a Valencia bag with the initials FC on it to tease the signing.

The caption included a luggage and tick emoji to suggest the French midfielder will now ply his trade in La Liga.