Francis Joseph Coquelin is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Villarreal.
He has also featured for Valencia, Arsenal, Lorient, SC Freiburg and Charlton Athletic in his career.
On 12 January 2017, Coquelin signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
On 11 January 2018, Coquelin signed a contract with Spanish La Liga club Valencia for a reported fee of €14 million. He scored the third goal of his career and his first for Valencia on 17 February the same year, against Malaga in the 80th minute from a corner.
On 12 August 2020, Coquelin signed for fellow Spanish club Villarreal, for a reported €13 million, on a four-year deal.