Valencia’s Francis Coquelin out for three weeks

Valencia’s injury crisis has deepened with the news midfielder Francis Coquelin is set to miss three weeks due to a soleus injury.

The former Arsenal midfielder suffered the injury in Saturday’s draw at Eibar and joins a growing list which includes Geoffrey Kondogbia and Goncalo Guedes among the long-term absentees.

The French midfielder suffered an Achilles tendon rupture in March meaning he missed six months of action, although he has been a regular in the side since his return in October.

The 27-year-old moved to the Mestalla in January but he is reported by local media to be available for selection again after the forthcoming winter break.

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