One man appears to be winning back the faith of the fans after the past rough couple of weeks.

After his sending off against Tottenham Hotspur, Francis Coquelin’s status as a fans’ favourite began to be questioned for the first time since he broke into the first team last season.

Arsene Wenger appeared to be feeling the same way about the Frenchman as he dropped him from the starting line-up for Wednesday’s trip to Barcelona.

However, a typically combative and passionate performance at Goodison Park this weekend saw the midfielder win a few more praises as the Gunners secured an important 2-0 victory.

Coquelin capped his display by saluting the away fans with a message that the team had not given up on the title. That moment alone has seen the 24-year-old nominated for the Arsenal captaincy by some Gooners.

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