Francis Coquelin has said that young footballers can benefit from the experience of playing on loan outside of the Premier League.

The 24-year-old enjoyed successful spells at Lorient, Freiburg and Charlton Athletic before he made his breakthrough to the club's first team last season.

"It's good experience," he told Arsenal's official website. "You get to know what it's all about in the different leagues. There's a lot of comfort here. Arsenal is a great club with loads of facilities, but when you go to other clubs you realise that not everywhere is Arsenal.

"You need to prove yourself every week, especially when you go on loan with the Arsenal label. You need to give even more. It's good experience for them. I've been watching the results recently of Hull City, and I've seen that Chuba's Akpom scored a few goals and Isaac's Hayden playing as well.

"It's going to be a good experience and if they can stay injury-free, keep performing, then it will be good for them."

Coquelin joined the gunners from Stade Lavallois in July 2008.


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