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Coquelin picks up hamstring injury against Bournemouth 0

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth and will miss their Europa League clash on Thursday and Sunday’s Premier League meeting with defending champions Chelsea.

Wenger also admitted midfielder Jack Wilshere is close to returning for the Gunners and could well step in for the injury Frenchman in the coming weeks. “He has a hamstring (problem). I don’t know how bad it is but he’s certainly out for next week’s game,” he said, reports

Coquelin out for two weeks with ankle injury 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out of action for Sunday;s Community Shield with Chelsea and may not return two weeks as he battles an ankle ligament injury.

At the time, Wenger said: “He has a scan tomorrow and I don’t think he will be available for the weekend. It is not too bad but he may not be available – it’s an ankle ligament problem,” reports the Metro.

But now, the Arsenal boss indeed confirmed Coquelin would be missing out, saying to “No, he is not available. He got injured in the Emirates Cup but we don’t think it will be too bad – two weeks.”

Valencia keen on signing Coquelin this summer 0

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Football.London, Spanish La Liga side Valencia are interested in Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin. The French midfielder has been out of favour in the second half of the season and manager Arsene Wenger might be keen to let him leave as a result. Valencia aren’t breaking the bank this summer, however, and will seek cheap players to strengthen their squad.

Coquelin has made 28 Premier League appearances for the Gunners in 2016/17 but has started only three league games since February, sitting behind Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka in the pecking order. Valencia are reportedly keen on a season-long loan deal for the midfielder and are also targeting Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho.

Should Francis Coquelin be sold in the summer? 0

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has lost his place in the side in recent weeks with manager Arsene Wenger preferring Granit Xhaka to operate in the deep-lying destroyer role. Even Aaron Ramsey has etched himself ahead of the French ball-winner which could spell the end for Coquelin at the Emirates Stadium.

The 25-year-old has made 22 Premier League appearances this season but has largely struggled for form, resulting in him being dropped in 2017. Coquelin qualifies as a homegrown player given the years he trained in England under the age of 21 but he’s not developed since his breakthrough season in 2014/15.

Who will get the nod between Ramsey and Coquelin this weekend? 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin is back training with the side and available for selection for Sunday’s Premier League clash with newly-promoted and travel-sick Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. Aaron Ramsey partnered Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park in Saturday’s 4-0 win away to Swansea City while Coquelin was out of action, and given he’s impressed in recent weeks the Welsh international might keep his place as Arsenal need to retain some creativity against a Burnley side who will try to nullify their threat.

Arsenal centre-back set for new deal 0

Posted on January 17, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker is set to agree a new one-year deal to stay with the north London club. The former Germany international’s contract expires this summer and there were doubts over whether he would be given an extension.

A decent backup

Mertesacker who is the Arsenal captain has failed to appear for the Gunners this season due to a knee injury. When the 32-year-old recovers he is unlikely to be first-choice at the heart of the Gunners defence, with Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Arsenal’s French trio handed contract extensions 0

Posted on January 12, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have handed long-term contract extensions to French trio Francis Coquelin, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud.

The trio have endured mixed fortunes for the Gunners. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny is a mainstay of the Gunners defence, while Coquelin has developed into a steady performer in a defensive midfield role.

Giroud has hit form of late for the team from north London and has scored six Premier League goals this season.

Arsene Wenger happy with contract extensions

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is happy with the deals telling the media: “We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term.

Wenger reveals extent of Coquelin’s injury 0

Posted on January 05, 2017 by Nemanja Lazarevic

The 3-3 draw with AFC Bournemouth not only hurt Arsenal’s top 4 bid, but also saw several players pick up injuries or minor knocks, with Francis Coquelin being one of them.

The French midfielder was substituted just before the half-hour mark as he suffered a hamstring injury, but Arsene Wenger wasn’t able to determine how long the 25-year-old will be out.

Medical tests have now showed that the injury is more serious than first feared and the manager has revealed that Coquelin will miss around 3-4 weeks of action.

“He is out for three or four weeks now. Hamstring,” Wenger told reporters earlier this morning.

Francis Coquelin picks up hamstring injury in Bournemouth draw 0

Posted on January 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin could be out of action for a number of games after picking up a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw with AFC Bournemouth. The French ball-winner came off inside of half an hour at the Vitality Stadium and manager Arsene Wenger revealed after the game that Coquelin might be absent for a week or two as a result.

Will Francis Coquelin start for Arsenal this weekend? 0

Posted on December 09, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin returns from suspension ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke City, and could well come straight into the side to match the physical presence of the Potters. Coquelin has been Arsenal’s chief ball-winner and might be key to ensure the Gunners aren’t out-fought in a key area of the pitch, but it could come at the expense of creativity.

Manager Arsene Wenger has a conundrum in the midfield this weekend. Granit Xhaka will provide some steel in the middle of the park, but the Arsenal boss has a choice between Coquelin and Aaron Ramsey as a partner. The two players have contrasting characteristics so the decision of who starts could a hint on the manager’s approach at the start.

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