Arsenal fans react to Francis Coquelin’s performance against West Ham
There were several impressive performances to make note of at the London stadium as Arsenal thumped West Ham 5-1 on Saturday.
The Gunners made winning look easy in the second half as goals from Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain proved enough to see off the Hammers.
All the players who scored on the night were part of several changes Arsene Wenger had made to the starting line-up after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton in the League Cup.
Indeed, the only man to keep his starting spot from Wednesday apart Gabriel was Francis Coquelin as Granit Xhaka reclaimed his spot in midfield alongside the Frenchman.
The decision to start Coquelin was not backed by everyone initially but several fans were raving about his display after the final whistle on Saturday.
#Coquelin is our Dark Knight. He plays so well but until we look at the stats we don't even know that he has put in a superb performance
— Mangesh Tendulkar (@M_10dulkar) December 4, 2016
Francis Coquelin is one of the most underrated DMs in the the world. His interception to assist game is lit
— Alo Blessing (@Arsha_023) December 4, 2016
Coquelin initiated about 5 dangerous attacks yesterday by winning the ball high up the pitch
— #PochettinoOut (@PMMacNamara) December 4, 2016
Also just remembered Coquelin got a yellow card about 30 mins in and still played an absolute worldie at DM… what a guy
— King H (@teqnov1) December 4, 2016
Coquelin really impressed me yesterday. Dude was everywhere. His physical style brought steel in us, also made things easy for Xhaka. #AFC
— Francis (@Flanchich) December 4, 2016