Tag: Francis Coquelin

Arsenal’s 3 worst players of the season

This is the first time that Arsenal have finished outside of the UEFA Champions League places in two decades and a spell of inconsistency midway through the campaign proved pivotal.

Arsenal 26-year-old: We will know his decision in a few days

Francis Coquelin has admitted that the players would like Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal and that we'll find out his decision in a few days.

BREAKING: Valencia launch ambitious pursuit to sign Arsenal star

Valencia are reportedly about to do Arsenal a favour and take Francis Coquelin on loan next season.

Francis Coquelin summed up in one flying challenge against Manchester United

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.

Arsenal midfielder opens up about recent bereavement

Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez
Francis Coquelin has opened up about the recent loss of his grandmother, saying that he lost a ‘big piece of his heart’.

Arsenal get injury boost ahead of Crystal Palace but both keepers...

Arsene Wenger revealed the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash away to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Long read: Arsenal's Manchester City salvage job doesn't dispel dissent

The best that can be said about the weekend's game is that it stopped the losing run.

Arsenal player focus - Xhaka & Coquelin a total shambles against...

Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka in midfield just doesn't seem to be working.

Arsenal pundit: I'd sell 5 or 6 from Arsenal, including Xhaka

Granit Xhaka
Charlie Nicholas believes that Arsenal should sell David Ospina, Francis Coqouelin AND Granit Xhaka this summer.

Tactics: What Arsenal changed that made them worse

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
As ball after ball fell in the centre of midfield, I watched helplessly as the likes of Lallana, Can, and even Firmino seized them for Liverpool. Where were Arsenal's ball winners?

Arsenal player focus: How Coquelin helped Arsenal collapse

Francis Coquelin
When Francis Coquelin was brought on in the 72nd minute against Bayern Munich for Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal fans everywhere internally groaned.

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

Santi Cazorla
How Santi Cazorla masked Arsenal's problems for years

Awful Coquelin sums up Arsenal's nightmare first half v Liverpool

When Francis Coquelin is the only Arsenal player to have a shot on target the entire first half against Liverpool, you know you've got problems.

Arsenal player focus - Midfielder recovers from Chelsea nightmare against Hull...

Francis Coquelin
Despite not exactly shining against Hull, Francis Coquelin was actually reasonably solid.

Chelsea star – We went easy on Arsenal

Francis Coquelin and Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard has claimed that Chelsea could have scored more against Arsenal but decided not to bother.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s horror show at Chelsea

Petr Cech
Although I think most of us were expecting an embarrassing performance and result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, it's never nice to actually have to live through it.

Arsenal player focus - Coquelin stinks it up against Chelsea

Francis Coquelin demonstrated once again on Saturday that he's just not good enough for Arsenal.

5 things Arsenal learned after their Watford shambles

Another game, another bizarre, soul-destroying performance from Arsenal at the Emirates.

Wenger explains his team selection against Southampton

Arsene Wenger in stands at Southampton
Arsene Wenger spoke with the press ahead of the game against Southampton in the FA Cup and explained why he went with such an inexperienced midfield.

5 things we learned as Arsenal gave us heart attacks against...

Granit Xhaka
Arsenal managed to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates on Sunday but it was far from a straight forward win.

Wenger delivers five positive injury updates pre-Burnley

Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi v Swansea
As Arsenal fans, we're not too used to receiving positive injury news yet, on Thursday morning, Arsene Wenger was all smiles ahead of our clash against Burnley.

Arsenal squad injury report

Arsenal injury
On Wednesdays, Daily Cannon looks back over all the injuries that the Arsenal squad currently has, so let's see who's available for Sunday's clash against Burnley at the Emirates.

Massive boost as Arsenal trio return to full training but Giroud...

Arsenal injury news
Arsenal received a massive boost on Tuesday with the news that Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs and Francis Coquelin all returned to full training.

Olivier Giroud took salary cut for new Arsenal contract – report

Olivier Giroud
A report in France is claiming that Olivier Giroud took a £10k per week paycut to sign a new one-year extension with Arsenal.

Trio sign on for Arsenal

Olivier Giroud celebrates
Arsenal have announced that Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have all signed new 'long-term' deals with the club.

Arsenal squad injury report

Arsenal injury
Wednesday is injury day on Daily Cannon so let’s take a look at the Arsenal squad and who is in, out and been shaken all about before our game at Swansea this weekend.

Arsenal man facing weeks out – injury report

Francis Coquelin hamstring injury
Francis Coquelin is facing a number of weeks on the sidelines after Arsene Wenger confirmed that the midfielder has indeed done his hamstring.

French midfielder tips this Arsenal youngster for big things

Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal
Francis Coquelin believes that 2017 can be Alex Iwobi's big year.

OTD Arsenal midfielder makes dramatic return

On this day Arsenal Francis Coquelin
On this day in 2014, Francis Coquelin made his unlikely return from his loan spell at Charlton Athletic and appeared for Arsenal for the first time in 23 months.

Arsenal midfielder - Manchester City clash is what footballers dream about

Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez
Francis Coquelin is looking forward to Arsenal's trip to Manchester this weekend and hopes to give the fans something to be proud of.

Three Arsenal stars set to sign new deals - report

Laurent Koscielny
According to RMC Sport, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin are all set to sign contract extensions with Arsenal.

Key Arsenal defender faces late fitness test ahead of Stoke City

Hector Bellerin
Arsene Wenger revealed that there are no new injuries going into Arsenal's Premier League clash against Stoke City.

Preview: Wenger - This is what Arsenal need to do v...

Arsenal match preview
After Arsenal's unbeaten run was ended in underwhelming fashion in an EFL Cup quarter-final against Southampton on Wednesday, it's a welcome return to Premier League football for Arsène Wenger's side.

Watch: Four Arsenal stars take on World Record - only one...

Theo Walcott
Ever wanted to see Theo Walcott control a ball from 34 metres? Look no further.

'These two Arsenal players are PSG fans' says Coquelin

Yaya Sanogo
Francis Coquelin has revealed that both Yaya Sanogo and Jeff Reine-Adelaide are both PSG fans.

Coquelin – This is what we need to do to beat...

Francis Coquelin v PSG
Francis Coquelin believes that Arsenal need a better start against PSG than they managed in Paris if they are to have any chance of winning the game.

25yo Arsenal fan favourite pledges 'whole career' to club

Francis Coquelin v Manchester United
Francis Coquelin claims he would be proud to see out the rest of his career at Arsenal.

Battling Arsenal midfielder explains the theory about Arsenal's frontman

Francis Coquelin v Manchester United
Despite Manchester United's dominance for large periods at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal responded well after going behind to Juan Mata's 68th minute strike to snatch a last-gasp point, in no part thanks to their subs.

Surprising Arsenal man outdoing Messi and Neymar

Francis Coquelin better than Messi?
If I asked you who completed the most final-third passes at Arsenal, you wouldn’t pick Francis Coquelin, but he’s leading the way, not only in London but across the whole of EUROPE!

Gilberto happy to see tough Arsenal midfielder compared to him

Coquelin against Boro - compared to Gilberto
Gilberto Silva isn't any stranger to the comparisons drawn between himself and Francis Coquelin but he's revealed that he still takes it as a compliment.

Long tactical read: What went wrong with Coquelin & Elneny v...

Arsenal tactics
The midfield configuration in Carlo Ancelotti’s great Milan side had the technical prowess and brains of Andrea Pirlo at the base, Gennaro Gattuso as the pitbull ballwinner slightly ahead of him, and then the creative spark of Kaka as its number 10. Arsenal have Francis Coquelin

How Coquelin’s limitations were all too evident against Middlesbrough

Coquelin against Boro - compared to Gilberto
Francis Coquelin gets a hard time from a lot of Arsenal supporters for not being good enough but for what he is employed to do, the Frenchman is pretty darn decent at it.

Arsenal midfielder led the way in this stat, but there's a...

Mohammed Elneny used his first Premier League start since the opening day against Liverpool to outpass everybody else on the pitch, but there was a problem.

The Ludogorets decision that cost Arsenal against Middlesbrough

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin
When you win and score six, it's easy to think that everything is rosy and that decisions which were questioned before kickoff didn't, ultimately matter.

Why Arsenal missed these two players against Middlesbrough

Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin completed the most passes during Arsenal's 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough but, even so, the Gunners missed Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka massively.

Watch: Francis Coquelin bosses it against Ludogorets

When Francis Coquelin was included in the starting lineup on Wednesday night, the overwhelming response was 'WAAAAHHHHHHH GRANIT XHAKA!'

How Francis Coquelin made idiots of us all against Ludogorets

When the team news was announced before the game, most people wanted to know why Arsene Wenger had turned to Francis Coquelin instead of Granit Xhaka, so how did the Frenchman do?

Arsenal midfielder on what is massively important

Francis Coquelin believes Arsenal need to claim three points over Ludogorets on Wednesday seeing as the rest of our Champions League fixtures will be difficult... when aren't they?

Energetic Arsenal midfielder gives recovery update and it's good news

Francis Coquelin joined Arsene Wenger for his press conference ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash against Ludogorets and revealed that he's now feeling 100%.

Arsenal team news: Two key men set to miss out on...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil will be available to face Swansea on Saturday but Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud miss out again.

Arsenal receive massive double injury boost

It's not often Arsenal come out of an international break with fewer injured players than they started it with, but that looks like it will be the case this time as Lucas and Francis Coquelin both returned to training.

Watch: Arsenal midfielder reveals significance of shirt number

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin
In one of the more random segments that Arsenal have decided to put out on their official YouTube channel, Francis Coquelin revealed why he includes his shirt number in his signature.

Tactics: Heavy praise for Burnley as Arsenal's blueprint shows blots

After the on-pitch ecstasy of Chelsea and Basel, Sunday's Lancashire struggle reminded us that the last 20 years have yielded plenty of frustration with joy.

Arsenal injury boost: Midfielder returns to training

Arsenal team news
Francis Coquelin has already returned to training!

Arsenal team news: Midfielder misses Basel, back in 'three weeks'

Arsenal team news
As was previously reported by L'Equipe, it seems as if Francis Coquelin's knee injury sustained against Chelsea at the weekend isn't as serious as was first feared but he will miss our Basel clash on Wednesday.

Is Arsenal's humiliation of Chelsea just another false dawn or the...

The weekend's walk-over of the West London gazzilionaires has helped restore the faith, and the logic of recent decisions is now clear, but is this just another false dawn?

Injury update from France – Great news for Francis Coquelin

L'Equipe in France are reporting that Francis Coquelin will not be ruled out for the rest of the calendar year as had been feared and could be back in as little as 15 days after reports showed the injury was not as bad as first feared.

Snapped: Coquelin in leg brace as fears grow his 2016 is...

Reports are growing that Francis Coquelin could be facing a number of months on the sidelines after he did his knee against Chelsea on Saturday.

Arsenal boss worried as midfielder leaves stadium in brace after Chelsea...

One blot from our convincing 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday evening was the fact that Francis Coquelin sustained a knee injury, which forced him off in the 32nd minute.

Arsenal injury blow: Midfielder feared to have damaged knee ligament during...

Arsenal team news
According to RMC, Arsenal's medical staff are concerned about Francis Coquelin's injury and fear that he could have damaged his internal knee ligament.

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

Arsenal's Saturday stroll in Hull showed some hints of method to what has appeared tactical madness.

Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal?

Since his big-money switch from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, the talented Swiss international has only started two matches this season (Leicester and Watford, both away) - leading to questions as to whether there's a specific reason why he's constantly featuring off the bench.

Arsenal midfielder shows it's not only fans who shout SHOOT!

Granit Xhaka
Francis Coquelin said he was "screaming at Granit to shoot" in the seconds leading up to the Swiss midfielder's excellent strike from distance against Mike Phelan's side on Saturday.

Arsenal fans frustrated as Wenger backs midfield duo

Arsenal fans are beginning to fret at the news that Arsene Wenger could stick with Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla in midfield against Hull on Saturday.

Wenger admits he prefers Arsenal new boy as box-to-box midfielder

Arsene Wenger admits that he prefers Granit Xhaka as a box-to-box midfielder.

Long read: How Wenger can get the best out of this...

Now that the chaos of the transfer window is behind us, and Arsenal have played a couple of games will all of our new players available for selection, what can we ascertain from both the starting XIs that were picked and how they were deployed tactically?

Arsenal midfielder admits this player will be a big miss

Francis Coquelin believes that not having Jack Wilshere at Arsenal this season while he's on loan at Bournemouth will be a big miss.

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

What did Arsenal actually learn against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night?

Long read: Southampton sunk (just), but PSG presents different problems

Saturday's frustration-fest ended well, but will opposition with more ambition be better or worse for Arsenal?

Player ratings: Arsenal's young guns fire home as Gunners beat Manchester...

Alex Iwobi what once again fantastic during Arsenal's 3-2 win over Manchester City.

Player ratings v Viking FK: Campbell, Cazorla and Oxlade-Chamberalin all shine...

Another pre-season win for Arsenal against Viking FK saw moments of brilliance from a few Gunners.

Long read: Chivas victory shows Arsenal what they’ve been missing

Yes. I am one of those weirdo's that stayed up to watch a 3-1 win in a meaningless pre-season friendly that didn't finish until 4am UK time. And it was worth it.

Have Arsenal found centre-back's replacement?

Francis Coquelin revealed via Arsenal's official Snapchat recently that he'd been training at centre-back and "bossing it" but against the MLS All-Stars he was very much in midfield - so what's going on? Is Wenger training him as back-up just in case we can't sign someone?

‘MLS very close to Premier League standard’ – Walcott

Theo Walcott has said that the MLS is close to Premier League standard as he tries to lead the Arsenal charm offensive in America by saying things we all think isn’t true.

Player ratings v Lens: Young Arsenal forwards shine despite dopey defence

Our first pre-season match is behind us, how did our players do?

Who will get the nod v RC Lens? Arsenal train ahead...

A mixture of Arsenal players, senior and youth, trained ahead of our Friday clash with French club, RC Lens. So, who will get the nod to start?

Arsenal defender deal done, Bellerin agent mischief + more

With no actual football to talk about, real news is still very hard to come by out there. Over the course of the past 24...

‘It’s Arsenal Football Club, we know we’re going to sign quality...

Francis Coquelin has been the latest to sing the praises of Arsenal new boy, Granit Xhaka, as he reveals it will be the ‘details’ that make the difference next season.

Xhaka’s Arsenal shirt number leaked, plus 3 other shirt number changes

The guy who leaked the photos of Granit Xhaka posing for his official Arsenal photoshoot claims that there will be three shirt changes when the new season starts and that Xhaka will wear the number 34.

Ranking Arsenal's midfielders for the 2015/16 season

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

Arsenal finish fifth in Premier League injury stakes for 2015/16

Arsenal injury news
With the 2015/16 crown, Newcastle United have won the Injury League for the second year in a row.

The young Arsenal stars who shone to seal crucial win

Arsenal u21s secured promotion via the play-offs on Tuesday evening, beating Aston Villa 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium to return to the top flight of u21 football in England.

Arsenal's youth academy heading back to the big time

Tuesday night was important for the club in more ways than one: the headline grabber was West Ham signing off at Upton Park with a win over Manchester United that guaranteed Champions League football for Arsenal next year.

Giroud to start again, Iwobi out - predicted XI

Arsenal predicted lineup
With two games left this season, Arsène Wenger will still be picking his strongest side available to ensure Arsenal make the Champions League group...

Arsenal shouldn't sign the £20m man being chased by Manchester City...

N'Golo Kanté has had a superb first season for Leicester City, the ever-beating heart of a midfield which has won the league.

Wenger to drop Giroud and give Englishman a chance - predicted...

Arsenal predicted lineup
After a flat display at Sunderland last Saturday, Arsène Wenger must be considering a few tweaks to his Arsenal side.

Ramsey and Mertesacker to keep their places, Giroud dropped - predicted...

Arsenal predicted lineup
A strong Arsenal performance on Thursday evening comfortably saw off West Bromwich Albion and Arsène Wenger must be tempted to trust the same players...

Wenger to drop Gabriel, Coquelin and Welbeck v West Brom -...

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsène Wenger's side didn't have enough cutting edge against Crystal Palace at the weekend and he might be tempted to make a number of changes as West Bromwich Albion visit north London.

Watch: Arsenal midfielder apologetic for season

Top of the league in December, Arsenal fans didn't expect to be out of the title race at the beginning of April, nor did Francis Coquelin.

Arsenal legend names 4 players Arsenal can build around in summer...

Sitting third in the Premier League table, Arsenal aren't in a disastrous position...until you consider the teams in second and first.

Manager: Arsenal duo are offensive

Arsene Wenger has praised Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin's partnership on the pitch after another solid display against Watford.

Stat: Arsenal don’t concede when these two play

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin
Arsenal returned to Premier League action with a comprehensive 4-0 win over a disappointing Watford side but did you know...

Coquelin becomes interception record holder after Everton performance

Francis Coquelin has etched himself into the record books after making 13 interceptions at Goodison Park on Saturday. This means that Coquelin now holds the...

Pictures: Arsenal train ahead of Barcelona showdown

Arsenal players took to the pitch for their last home training session ahead of their Champions League match against Barcelona. With Laurent Koscielny returning to...

Injury news: Wenger says he will risk players again despite Ramsey...

Speaking to the media about his team selection for Sunday, Arsène Wenger has confirmed that the squad should be strong. There were three players injured...

Yaya Sanogo sent off for elbow in Charlton v MK Dons

Yaya Sanogo has not returned to England quietly. The French youngster had his loan spell at Ajax cut short after neither side seemed to like...

Arsenal’s title challenge clinging on by its fingertips

On a weekend where the Arsenal tail attempted to wag the dog, like England's bowlers after another batting collapse, the team's combination of pride,...

Arsenal team news: Midfielder misses out on FA Cup trip thanks...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger claims there are no new injuries going into our FA Cup replay against Hull on Tuesday night. The boss addressed the press ahead...

Why Coquelin is not like most Wenger youth products

Coquelin is unlike most Wenger youth products. The majority have had regular first team exposure throughout their late teens. By their mid-20s they have racked up...

Why this midfielder's injury has impacted Coquelin badly

Even the most basic tactical analyst knows that success in football is all about balance and partnerships. When Francis Coquelin picked up his injury, he...

What Coquelin got wrong at Tottenham

After a hellish fortnight from an Arsenal perspective, the team put in a performance full of pride (but sadly not always professionalism) against the...

Why Coquelin still holds Arsenal key despite Tottenham stupidity

Despite Saturday’s aberration against Tottenham, Francis Coquelin is still the best player we have in his role at the club. Matthew Wade explains why.

Coquelin apologises, is pleased with point despite costing Arsenal

Having a great spell in the second half after taking the lead shortly before half-time, Arsenal were in control of the north London derby...

Wenger: Coquelin to blame but Spurs should've had 10 men too

A goal up and in control of the opening stages of the second half, Arsenal looked to be sapping energy and belief from Tottenham...

Coquelin relishing Iniesta test

Arsenal v Barcelona on Tuesday night will be seen as a series of head-to-head battles by some. Our defence against their unstoppable strikeforce. Sergio Busquets...

Former Arsenal captain not surprised by Francis Coquelin's success

Thomas Vermaelen has admitted that he's not shocked by Francis Coquelin's introduction to the first team. After injuries to Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini last season,...

Arsenal midfielder claims time abroad has been crucial to his game

Francis Coquelin has been at Arsenal since 2008 but he claims his loan spells abroad have actually been more valuable than his time in...

Arsenal legend pays Francis Coquelin the ultimate compliment

Gilberto Silva is known as one of the best defensive midfielders Arsenal have ever had and therefore, his opinion on our current man, Francis...

Predicted XI: Coquelin in against Bournemouth

Arsenal predicted lineup
After three Premier League games without finding the back of the net, most managers may be tempted to change the side about a bit. But...

Team news: Coquelin and Rosicky to face Burnley but Welbeck out

Arsenal team news
Arsenal team news is in, and the Gunners will be with Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky against Burnley on Saturday. Coquelin hasn't featured since suffering...

Arsenal receive injury boost ahead of Burnley - report

Arsenal team news
Arsenal face Burnley in the FA Cup on Saturday and it looks as if Francis Coquelin could make his return. The midfielder, who's been sidelined...

Look: Arsenal get boost as stars return from injury ahead of...

Arsenal team news
Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez have finally returned from the sidelines and joined the rest of the squad in training on Thursday ahead of...

Injury updates: Coquelin back in training, Rosicky and Welbeck close

Arsène Wenger had some good news for Arsenal fans on Thursday morning as he faced the media and looked ahead to Sunday's game against...

Injury update: Wenger gives the latest on Coquelin and Cazorla

Arsenal injury news
Both injured in November, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla were ruled out for a number of months. Knee injuries suffered in games against West Brom...

Injury updates: Coquelin back soon but Cazorla still out for months

Arsenal injury news
Speaking to the media after Arsenal's defeat of Newcastle United on Saturday, Arsène Wenger was inevitably asked about transfers. A deal for Egyptian midfielder Mohamed...

Injured Arsenal man thankful for squad spirit

Francis Coquelin hailed Arsenal's team spirit during his injury, as well as the squad's ability to step up to the plate when needed. Speaking recently,...

Watch: Arsenal players take part in strange game involving a plastic...

Arsenal players do some pretty weird things, especially for the YouTube channel. One of the most recent strange things we've done is take part in...

Arsenal legend claims Gunners failed to replace him until recently

Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has admitted that he believes Francis Coquelin is the first player since he left the Gunners to adequately fill the...

Arsenal midfielder has convincingly outpassed the Premier League

Santi Cazorla
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has completed more than 200 passes more than any other Premier League midfielder so far this season. An injury suffered by...

The Physio: Francis Coquelin’s knee injury

We all looked on with horror as Francis Coquelin hobbled off the pitch after Claudio Yacob's tackle, during Saturday's match at the Hawthorns. Preliminary scans after...

Wenger reveals he could use young full back as solution to...

After Wenger confirmed that Francis Coquelin would be out with a knee injury for at least a month, thoughts turned to who we would...

If Arsenal fans predicted Coquelin injury, why didn't Wenger?

'And so it is, just like you said it would be...'. Without wishing to speculate, it wouldn't be inappropriate if Damian Rice's lyrics, accompanied...

Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb: Arsenal must win and avoid more injuries

Arsenal match preview
After a disappointing and damaging weekend in the Premier League, attention at Arsenal returns to Europe this midweek. Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb visit north London...

Predicted XI: How will Wenger reshape midfield?

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal have a huge game against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, but they enter it without a number of regulars. Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain...

Wenger confirms Arsenal midfielder sidelined for months

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger confirmed our worst suspicions ahead of Arsenal's match against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday. Francis Coquelin was subbed off early for Mikel Arteta in...

Five takeaways from Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to West Bromich Albion

After a difficult week in which Arsenal's French contingent were mentally assaulted by the atrocities committed in Paris, fans were looking forward to a...

Wenger unsure of extent of Arsenal’s injury crisis

After both Francis Coquelin and his replacement Mikel Arteta were taken off against West Brom, Wenger admitted that he's unsure how long either one...

Arsenal's midfield will not help them win games under pressure

Another game against Mauricio Pochettino, another struggle. "The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos,...

Watch: Coquelin gets animated during commentary

Arsenal players Francis Coquelin and Laurent Koscielny seemed to enjoy commentating on this season's game against Stoke City. The Frenchmen were handed microphones to talk...

Player focus: Coquelin bosses it with class against Everton

At what point does Francis Coquelin start to be described as world class? On a day when a man most would deem worthy of that description...

Arsenal player ratings v Bayern: Čech and Özil best of the...

An eventful match, 2 goals, none in our net, and hope in Champions League restored - all in one night! Add a few beers...

Player focus: Coquelin continues to improve and impress

Francis Coquelin is an odd player. He's one that divides the fan base, with many seeing him as a brilliant defensive midfielder while others believe...

The defensive midfielder who escaped Wenger's clutches

As they prepare to host the European Championship next Summer, France continued their winning ways with a simple 4-0 victory over Armenia. Didier Deschamps has...

Arsenal midfielder admits he wasn't sure whether he would return to...

Francis Coquelin has spoken about his first training session with Arsenal and how it was definitely a unique experience. Speaking recently, the defensive midfielder revealed...

Coquelin hails Arsenal legend's brutal honesty

Francis Coquelin has been consulting Arsenal legend and compatriot Robert Pires and revealed that the former player is sometimes brutally honest. Speaking recently, the midfielder...

Coquelin hails ‘unstoppable’ Walcott

Francis Coquelin has hailed Theo Walcott's progress as a striker over recent games and believes the forward is proving his critics wrong. People were understandably...

Arsenal star: Beating Manchester United should just be the beginning

Francis Coquelin has hailed Arsenal's performance against Man United in which we won 3-0 but explained that we need to carry on getting these...

Captain calls for unity ahead of Manchester United game

Mikel Arteta has used his column in this weekend's Manchester United matchday programme to call for unity from the side after their midweek fiasco. "After...

Ox impressed by Coquelin’s attitude

Francis Coquelin arrived at Arsenal in 2008, at the age of 17. The defensive midfielder made a few appearances in the next few years, playing...

Team news: Arsenal could face Olympiacos without any defensive midfielders

Arsenal team news
Just when we thought everything was looking up, the football Gods had to bring us back down to earth. It appears that Arsenal are about...

Arsenal get injury boost ahead of Olympiacos

Arsenal injury news
Arsenal could welcome Francis Coquelin back into the squad for the Champions League game against Olympiacos on Tuesday. The midfielder was substituted at halftime in...

Coquelin out of Leicester game but Wenger predicts Manchester United return...

Francis Coquelin is out of Arsenal's weekend trip to Leicester City. The French midfielder suffered a knee injury in last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Stamford...

Team news: Key man out of trip to Leicester

Arsenal team news
Arsène Wenger has met the press at London Colney on Friday morning and revealed the late team news ahead of Saturday's game against Leicester...

Predicted XI: North London derby heroes to be dropped for Leicester

Arsenal predicted lineup
A heavily rotated Arsenal side won 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, but we aren't expecting many of those players to feature...

Wenger admits he doesn’t know how long Coquelin is out

Arsenal injury news
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is out of Wednesday night's League Cup game against Spurs, and some Arsenal fans will be concerned by the latest...

Team news: Coquelin out, Per back v Spurs

Arsenal team news
As ever, Arsenal will be making changes for the third round of the League Cup. With a squad full of experienced players we will see...

Arsenal receive big injury boost ahead of Tottenham game

Arsenal injury news
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin COULD be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night. The Gunners travel to White Hart Lane in the League Cup...

Injured Arsenal midfielder hails 'buzzing' home fans

Francis Coquelin recently hailed the Arsenal fans' support, confessing that during a match, they spur him. The midfielder, who unfortunately appears to have hyper-extended his...

Francis Coquelin suffers knee injury, out of Spurs clash

Arsenal injury news
As if Saturday wasn't bad enough for Arsenal, midfielder Francis Coquelin was forced off with a knee injury in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. Twenty minutes...

Is Gibbs fit to replace Monreal when he leaves?

Boy, time sure does fly, huh? Did you know that Kieran Gibbs is turning 26 this week? 26! It seems like yesterday when Arsenal fans...

Arsenal stars take on challenge before Rugby Union World Cup begins

The Rugby Union World Cup gets underway on Friday night, and Aaron Ramsey is buzzing. Welsh midfielder Ramsey is a huge fan of the sport...

Predicted XI to face Chelsea: Wenger to revert to tried and...

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsène Wenger rotated his side for the Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night, but will surely revert to a tried and...

Midfielder says he feels better with every game

Arsenal managed a third Premier League win of the season on Saturday to stay within five points of league leaders Manchester City. A slow start saw...

Stats show Wenger right not to buy Manchester United man

Francis Coquelin was voted as Arsenal's player of the month for August and he continued his impressive form with a man of the match...

One-Two Punch: How Wenger can use Giroud and Walcott together

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Arsenal play at home to a side with a relatively unheralded keeper, go on to create an absurd...

Arsenal striker admits he 'should have scored many more'

Theo Walcott started up front and scored to  give Arsenal the lead in the 2-0 defeat of Stoke City on Saturday. The Arsenal forward played...

Predicted XI to face Stoke: Wenger to shock us?

Arsenal predicted lineup
A rare thing, Arsenal saw an international break come and go with no new injury concerns. In fact, with Per Mertesacker returning Arsène Wenger now...

Did Coquelin really deserve to be Arsenal's player of the month?

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It has, it's fair to say, been a slightly turbulent start to the season for our red and heroes. Nowhere can this be more vividly...

Coquelin: Arsenal label means you’re obliged to give more

Francis Coquelin was voted Arsenal's player of the month for August and the midfielder appeared on the Arsenal podcast this week. His story is one...

Coquelin on earning his chance

Back in December last year, Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was on loan with Championship side Charlton Athletic. After injury struck Mikel Arteta in November the...

Tottenham traitor attacks Arsenal star

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has said the team needs more experienced players in the middle of the park. Campbell's time at Arsenal was spent...

French midfielder: Arsenal is my priority

Francis Coquelin is yet to make an appearance for the France national senior team and describes doing so as a personal goal for him,...

Defender denies that Newcastle were physical against Gunners

Newcastle United defender Massadio Haidara has rubbished the idea that Newcastle were overly physical against Arsenal last Saturday. The home side picked up six bookings...

Stat: Francis Coquelin leads the way

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Francis Coquelin loves a tackle, this we know. Against Newcastle at St James' Park on Saturday he was on the receiving end of more than...

Wenger says Coquelin is one of the best in Europe

Monday night and you're in front of the television with Gary Neville telling you Arsenal don't buy any good physical defensive players. Then you watch...

Wenger suggests he won't be signing a midfielder

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has been linked with a number of midfielders all summer long but has now suggested he won't be signing one...

Wenger explains why Ramsey plays wide

Santi Cazorla started out wide on the opening day of the season as Arsenal struggled to control the middle of the park against West...

Arsenal legend: Gunners need a new Vieira

Perry Groves believes Arsenal need new central midfielder and striker to compete.

Wenger expecting transfer movement

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger refused to give up any ground when questioned about transfers in Friday's press conference. The Arsenal manager is notoriously quiet when...

Former Arsenal star wants more quality signings for 'short' squad

Arsenal are pretty close to the title if you ask most people, maybe just lacking a midfielder or a striker before being completely able...

Arsenal enforce issues warning ahead of Liverpool game

Francis Coquelin has been bigging up Santi Cazorla as the pair get ready to face Liverpool in the Premier League. Just like it is seemingly...

Coquelin hails legend who made him love Arsenal

Francis Coquelin has established himself in the Arsenal team since getting his chance last summer, and has been speaking about fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry. The...

The five questions Arsenal still have to answer after Crystal Palace...

On Sunday, Selhurst Park once again proved a happy hunting ground for Arsenal as a well balanced Crystal Palace side were defeated, but didn't...

Why Lee Mason was right not to send Coquelin off against...

Lee Mason, a referee Arsenal fans have had little cause to celebrate down the years, was at the centre of things again yesterday afternoon. Only,...

Player ratings: Ozil runs rings around Crystal Palace

Ozil unreal against Crystal Palace.

Wenger believes Coquelin treated harshly against Crystal Palace

Arsene Wenger doesn't believe Coquelin should have even received a yellow card against Crystal Palace.

Coquelin on what Arsenal need to beat Crystal Palace

Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday hoping to get their first points of the new season on the board. Crashing to an opening day...

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

"And here comes Alexis," my father bellowed as we observed Arsenal's acrimonious defeat at home to West Ham with equal parts dread and hangover. The...

Arsenal star: Manchester City are ready but we're not

Coquelin says we have to try harder against Crystal Palace and that our performance against West Ham was disappointing.

Player ratings: West Ham United nail over-confident Arsenal

West Ham took advantage of an overly confidence Arsenal in the opening game of our season. As much as this was a bit of a...

Arsenal find solution to midfield issues

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Our need for a new “DM” since 2008 have become the stuff of legend. Since Flamini ran his contract down and some Arsenal fans were...

Arsenal squad depth key to Premier League glory

After what seems like the smallest break of all time, the 2015/16 season is now upon us. I mean, seriously, I saw Darren Berry yesterday...

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

The Ox took the game by the horns and came away with Man of the Match.

Player Focus: Francis Coquelin’s steel

Coquelin was steely and determined against Chelsea, while keeping Hazard under the thumb for most of the match.

Why Arsenal still need Mikel Arteta

by Leutrim Rexhaj August 8th is right there, people. The start of the Premier League season has many a fan salivating after what feels like an...

Liverpool hero names the player to make the difference for Arsenal

by Lewis Ambrose Former Liverpool and Manchester City man has praised Francis Coquelin in a talkSPORT interview littered with poor generalisations about Arsenal. “They’ve never really filled the...

How should Arsenal set up their midfield in 2015/16?

By Matthew Wade Arsenal's midfield has an embarrassment of riches: does more mean merrier? With Arsenal's improving squad strength, other challenges arise - how does the...

PSG midfielder angling for Arsenal move - report

by Lewis Ambrose Paris Saint-Germain will let midfielder Thiago Motta go this summer, and he could solve Arsenal's woes. Arsène Wenger currently has Francis Coquelin, Mikel...

Arsenal stars lap up culture

by Lewis Ambrose The Arsenal squad have been made to feel very welcome as the club visits Singapore for the first time. Two training sessions took place...

Arsenal midfielder will fight for his place

by Lewis Ambrose The 2014/15 season was a troublesome one for Mikel Arteta. His first campaign as Arsenal captain didn't go as he would have wished,...

Coq shows appreciation for Notorious B.I.G.

by Nia Griffiths Francis Coquelin reveals his love of rap from both his home country and around the world. Most of our team seems to enjoy...

Arsenal midfielder leaves out legends in ultimateFrancis XI

by Nia Griffiths Francis Coquelin has been speaking to Arsenal's official YouTube channel about his ultimate starting 11 of all time and surprisingly, there wasn't...

Arsenal to challenge Liverpool for England youngster

by Lewis Ambrose Charlton and England u19 defender Joe Gomez is expected to sign for a Premier League club this summer, with Arsenal challenging Liverpool...

Wenger on Coquelin amidst talk of midfielder unrest

by Lee Hurley This weekend The Times claimed that Francis Coquelin is set for 'show down' talks with Arsene Wenger over his future. Given that he's...

Arsenal giant hails youngsters

by Nia Griffiths Our stand-in Captain for most of the season, Per Mertesacker, spoke recently about the contribution of the younger players to the team...

In focus: Arsenal's second best player of 14/5

by Lee Hurley Francis Coquelin was voted Arsenal's second best player of the season. Voted by the fans, the decision might seem a bit harsh on...

Arsenal's season of surprises

by Paul Williams Reflections on a season of surprises. A few months ago, following the farcical draw with Anderlecht and defeat at Swansea, I called for the...

Host of midfielders targeted to take Coquelin's place

by Lewis Ambrose James Olley of the London Evening Standard says Arsenal are considering moves for a whole host of midfielders. Francis Coquelin has made a place at the...

Arsenal 14/15 School Report: The Midfielders

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

In Focus: Francis Coquelin at Wembley

by Helen Trantum That winning feeling. It’s a pure adrenaline rush that is simply unequalled in football. For one of our boys in particular, ending the season...

Wenger seeking partner for Coq

The Guardian are reporting that Arsene Wenger is still seeking a defensive midfielder despite the emergence of Francis Coquelin. Speaking to the press on Tuesday...

Oxlade-Chamberlain: I love watching him play

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed the player he thinks should be first on the Arsenal teamsheet and it's not who you would imagine he'd pick. It's...

How much is Francis Coquelin really worth?

Arsene Wenger made some interesting comments in his latest press conference about the recent emergence as a full bona fide first team player from...

Coquelin: Top players want Arsenal because of Cazorla and Ozil

Francis Coquelin has been speaking about both Arsenal's turning point this season, and his own turning point at a player. Coquelin admitted that playing as...

Coquelin: I was played out of position all season

Francis Coquelin is no stranger to being out on loan but the defensive midfielder doesn't feel as if one of his loan spells was particularly...

Coquelin: It was nice to go back to Manchester United after...

In an excellent piece by Amy Lawrence in today's Guardian, Francis Coquelin described how it felt to be involved in that match at Old...

Coquelin: He went absolutely crazy on me!

After being recalled by Arsenal while out on loan at Charlton Athletic, Francis Coquelin has been something of a revelation - the missing piece...

Cazorla: He helps me and Ozil a lot

Santi Cazorla believes Arsenal are 'lucky' to have Francis Coquelin in the squad. The magical Spaniard was speaking at a Q&A event at Puma's flagship...

No defensive midfielder signing – Wenger gives strongest hint yet

Arsenal fans have been crying out for a defensive midfield signing for many years. It's been so long, in fact, that you have to start...

Wenger: Midfielder was not happy with my call

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Francis Coquelin was not happy when he was recalled to Arsenal during his loan spell with Charlton. Summoned by the...

Stat: Arsenal midfielder does this more than anyone in Premier League

Francis Coquelin has proven again and again this season that he's a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. His interception rate especially is...

Ozil wins player of the month again

It'll come as no surprise that German playermaker, Mesut Ozil, has won his second Vitality Player of the Month. With 36% of the vote, Ozil...

Francis Coquelin hits out at Thierry Henry

Francis Coquelin has come to the defence of his teammate, Olivier Giroud, after the striker came under fire from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. Henry made...

Coquelin already outperforming Chelsea man he wants to emulate

Francis Coquelin will come face-to-face with the man he's been compared to since he returned to Arsenal from Charlton. Widely seen as the best defensive...

Two players Arsenal need on form to beat Chelsea

After a far from comfortable win on Saturday we’re in the FA Cup final! Hooray! And after Villa spoiled Stevie G’s birthday dream we’ll be playing...

Tactics: What was Wenger thinking dropping Bellerin and Monreal?

Success at Wembley means we’ll be revisiting at the end of May, but Wenger’s decision to reshuffle his defence on the big day was somewhat concerning.

Arsenal enforcer issues warning

Francis Coquelin is taking nothing for granted against Reading in the FA Cup. Knowing that they are just two games away from becoming the most...

Ex-Arsenal Defender: It would be a shame to replace Coquelin

Although Frank McLintock agrees that Morgan Schneiderlin would be a great addition to the Arsenal team, he doesn't think this should come at the...

In focus: Francis Cqouelin

Francis Coquelin has become one of Arsenal's stand-out players this season and many Gooner's favourite player. Recalled from loan at Charlton Athletic in December to help...

Coquelin poses with his MOTM award

Francis Coquelin was Arsenal's standout performer against Burnley on Saturday.

Wenger hails midfielder's contribution once again

Francis Coquelin was the man of the match against Burnley and Arsene Wenger has been hailing his midfielder once again.

Coquelin stands out – Arsenal player ratings v Burnley

How did the Arsenal players do on an individual basis as they beat Burnley 1-0?

The Arsenal stat no-one is talking about (but should be)

Arsenal have exactly the same record after 31 games this season as they did last...well, not exactly the same.

In focus: Coquelin’s destructive performance against Liverpool

Francis Coquelin was at his destructive best against Liverpool. Enjoy his individual highlights.

Arsenal enforcer on Manchester United man's flailing arms

Francis Coquelin has been speaking about Marouane Fellaini and his flailing arms.

Bellerin shines: Arsenal player ratings v Liverpool

Arsenal demolished Liverpool, but how did the players get on individually?

Three Arsenal players in Premier League Top Eight

Three Arsenal players are in the top eight of best players in the league this season.

Le Coq: It’s massive!

Arsenal's enforcer knows just how big Saturday's game against Liverpool is.

Arsenal: With and without Coquelin

Francis Coquelin has been one of the standout performers for Arsenal this season, so how have the side done with him and without him?

Tactics: Why Arsenal need Arteta instead of Coquelin

Arsène Wenger will soon have to choose between keeping the dogged Francis Coquelin in his team, or putting his captain Mikel Arteta back in to the side.

Picture: Arsenal celebrate in Newcastle dressing room

The Arsenal players were visibly happy and relieved to have taken all three points at Newcastle on Saturday.

Coquelin: I’m exactly like you

Francis Coquelin spent part of his day answering questions from Arsenal fans for a Twitter takeover.

Coquelin: Monaco changed us

Francis Coquelin believes that Moncaco served as a wake-up call to the Gunners and he's not ready to give up the Champions League just yet.

Wilshere: Le Coq loves the dirty work

Jack Wilshere on how Francis Coquelin loves doing the dirty work.

Top 5 Arsenal performers in last 7 games

Think you know who has been Arsenal’s standout performer recently?

How Francis Coquelin dominated Manchester United's bulldozer

Francis Coquelin continued his meteoric rise with another tenacious display against Manchester United.

Arsenal midfielder - I never got the chance

Francis Coquelin. What hasn't already been said 100 times? This...

Francis Coquelin better than Chelsea man? The stats say so

Nemanja Matic is widely regarded as the best defensive midfielder in the league. And then Francis Coquelin arrived.

Francis Coquelin on being a masked man against QPR

Arsenal's very own superhero speaks about what it was like to play against QPR with a broken nose and wearing a mask.

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

Two players who have experienced very different fortunes - just how fragile is the career of a top-flight footballer?

The stats that show Arsenal man is best in the league

Francis Coquelin is shining since his return to Arsenal, but do you know how well he's actually doing?

Francis Coquelin may require surgery – Injury update

Francis Coquelin did his best to look like Steve Bruce on Sunday against Everton.

Why Francis Coquelin is a very lucky boy

Whether by luck or judgement, Arsenal have found themselves a decent holding midfielder, but how close was our number 34 to missing out?

Amazing Francis Coquelin stat as he outdoes Chelsea man

Francis Coquelin has been more than a little impressive since his return from Charlton. Here's just more evidence that he could be the answer to Arsenal's DM problems.

Francis Coquelin agrees four-year deal

Arsene Wenger said recently that Le Coq's new deal was '99% there' and now it seems if they've completed the final 1%.

New deal for Akpom + Coquelin's new wages - report

Chuba Akpom is believed to have agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with Arsenal.

Find out which Arsenal star sees Coquelin as a big part...

Francis Coquelin was recalled from loan as an emergency measure. But, since his return, the French midfielder has really grabbed his opportunity and moved himself...

How Arsenal can keep Coquelin and sign another defensive midfielder

A new deal is on the cards for Francis Coquelin and Paul Williams explains why that's a very good thing.

Arsenal close to another new deal

Out of contract in the summer, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin is close to agreeing a new deal, but what about the others who are free to leave in the summer?

Exclusive - Amazing Francis Coquelin wallpaper, headers and backgrounds

After high demand, Francis Coquelin has finally got his own wallpaper, designed exclusively for DailyCannon.com

Can Arsenal afford to take a chance on Coquelin?

He's out of contract in the summer and Arsenal are getting ready to offer him a new one, but has Francis Coquelin done enough to deserve it?

Aaron Ramsey’s gambling problem

The Arsenal man has been integral to Arsenal's success recently, but does the midfielder have a problem? Martin Keown thinks so.

Wenger confident Coquelin will sign new deal

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Le Coq has been offered a new deal, and he’s confident the midfielder will sign it. Making a dramatic impact...

The tale of the two expiring Arsenal contracts

After joyfully watching Arsenal comprehensively beat Manchester City on Sunday, two players came to mind: Mikel Arteta and Francis Coquelin. With almost ten years apart...

Why Arsenal should buy Newcastle United’s Sissoko

The need to sign a central midfielder has been a discussion between Arsenal fans for a while now. We would have plenty of options with...

Arsenal move to seal midfielder deal after negotiator flies out

A tweet from Rory Smith at the Times yesterday morning sent waves through the Arsenalverse with news that Arsenal were sending "chief negotiator" Dick Law to...

Wojciech Szczesny was stupid but the overreaction has been worse

Happy new year everyone. It seems to me that Arsenal are destined, this season, to be taking two steps forward and one step back until...