Coquelin hails Valencia switch
Coquelin, who has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the La Liga high-flyers, revealed at his presentation that Los Che were interested in him last summer but he opted to stay with the Gunners.
Having made just seven Premier League starts for Arsene Wenger's side this term, it is a decision Coquelin admits might not have been the right one.
Coquelin arrived at Arsenal from French side Laval in 2008 and went on to make 160 first-team appearances for the Premier League club.
The former France Under-21 international, who has yet to make a senior appearance for his country, says he spoke to several of his Arsenal colleagues - including Spain international Santi Cazorla - before committing to a move to La Liga.
Valencia travel to Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, with Coquelin saying: "Of course I'm ready to play, I'm here to help the team."