Fans react to Francis Coquelin’s performance vs Stoke City
The performance of Francis Coquelin in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke City has received all sorts of reviews from the Arsenal faithful.
Coquelin returned to claim a place in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up after missing Tuesday night’s trip to Basel due to a one-game suspension in the Champions League.
With Santi Cazorla expected to remain on the sidelines for at least two months, a lot will be required of Arsenal in central midfield as they look to maintain a serious title challenge.
Coquelin’s partnership with Granit Xhaka was given another try on Saturday and following a 3-1 victory, it appears the pair will be Wenger’s main options in that department for the time being.
Here was how some Gooners reacted to the 25-year-old’s display this weekend…
Coquelin is incredibly consistent. Doesn't receive the praise he deserves for his versatility to partner both Xhaka/Cazorla.
— ć (@Classorla) December 10, 2016
Often seems like some people don’t like Coquelin because he’s bad on FIFA or something. He’s so important.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) December 10, 2016
To his credit, Coquelin had more interceptions and had a decent game, but those saying he was "sensational" are full of it. That was Xhaka.
— Thomas (@thundermundt) December 10, 2016
Coquelin celebrates with so much passion. Can't wait for the day he scores himself
— robaa© (@robert_kn) December 10, 2016
Coquelin MOTM for me today. Absolutely brilliant all game. No better CDM in the league than him. Oooh to be a….. Gooner!!!!
— Jack Burns (@jacknburns) December 10, 2016