When Francis Coquelin was brought on for goalscorer (sort of) Granit Xhaka in the 76th minute against Manchester United, Arsenal fans everywhere let out a collective groan.
- Coq has been dropped recently
- Came on for Xhaka in 76th minute
- Attempted bizarre block for Rooney shot
Coquelin has been benched since Arsene Wenger finally realised that he’s a huge liability.
If Arsenal were going to mess this up, despite being 2-0 up with around 15 minutes to go, it would be while Coq was on the pitch.
The 25-year-old was summed up just minutes after he set foot on the pitch when he attempted to throw himself in the way of a Wayne Rooney shot.
The Frenchman flailed all his limbs, star-fishing in midair, before falling to the ground.
Thankfully, Coq didn’t do anything else stupid and Arsenal kept their clean sheet in tact.