Freiburg - SC Freiburg have agreed a deal with Arsenal FC to take midfielder Francis Coquelin on loan for the 2013/14 campaign.

The 22-year-old France Under-21 international made 22 first-team appearances for Arsenal last season and has featured 43 times in total for the London-based club since joining in 2008.

"Dynamic midfielder"


"We're glad to gain a dynamic midfielder in Francis," said Freiburg sporting director Jochen Saier.

Coquelin expressed his "pride at having signed at Freiburg". The former FC Lorient player has already joined his new team-mates for pre-season training.