Francis Coquelin: No Longer Needed?

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  1. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator



    Cool insight on how he got to being a first-team player for the club. The movements really show that Wenger didn't plan his emergence; he was making plans to leave after mediocre loan spells but somehow kicked on after being given a start vs. West Ham.

    I'm happy for him, his mentality is admirable and success is thus deserved.
     
  2. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Still ended the game with more tackles than Elneny.
     
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  3. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Should be partnering Elnenny really.

    Or Wilshere now I suppose.
     
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  4. akhil

    akhil Active Member

    And we had more control of the ball with El Nenny out there.
    Its no surprise we've looked really solid in the middle with Coq and El Nenny out there for the last few games. Ramsey should be behind the two of them.
     
  5. nmn

    nmn Well-Known Member

    Should have started in this kind of game. But in the long run he's not starting material. Wilshere should be playing there alongside Elneny/ a new DM. Coq coming in as a sub to help defend can be an asset though.
     
  6. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Don't think we ever really controlled anything in that game.
     
  7. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Think Wengers faith in Coquelin is lessening. Apparently he was gonna bring on Cazorla and try him as the deepest midfielder in place of Elneny, but because we scored he then decided to opt for Coquelin and go a tad more defensive.

    Looks like a DM may be a possibility in the summer.
     
  8. Gooner n Proud

    Gooner n Proud a.k.a. nasri_8 and Voice of Flamini

    Really want to see Wilshere-Coquelin in midfield.
     
  9. THunter

    THunter NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Wilshere was the only player in our side who kept the ball when he had it, it's not surprising that when we went 433 we got hold of the ball for a few periods, Fernandinho bossed Ramsey and El Neny. El Neny is ridiculously slow, poor for City's second and never won a tackle.
     
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  10. The_Roadrunner

    The_Roadrunner Burned Out

    Agreed if Wilshere can play DLP like he did for the NT. He has the right talent and skillset but questionable on the discipline and fitness sadly
     
  11. ScotVieira

    ScotVieira Well-Known Member

    Why should Ramsey be starting ahead of Coq beside El Neny? If I was his adviser, I'd be seeking other pastures for him to play because Wenger has a habit of sticking with his favourites. No matter what Coq does, Ramsey will always start ahead of him...it is the Wenger way.
     
  12. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    I don't think there's too much to read into his non-starts recently. He wasn't required in the two homes games and we won both of them. We all know that Wenger will then usually change a winning team.
     
  13. ScotVieira

    ScotVieira Well-Known Member

    I still think Wenger doesn't respect him because he is largely just a DM.
     
  14. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Yeah, it's obvious. Not sure Wenger is wrong though.
     
  15. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I think Coq has it in him to add to his game. He was b2b but changed his game to get a place with us. That shows real determination and intelligence. If he dever ops further,what MF options we'll have :lol:
     
  16. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Wenger is right. Coquelin is not that good passer of the ball.
     
  17. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Finally we have 2 very good DM's at right age and level. Most important position on the pitch if you ask me, and I am extremly happy with who we have there.
    Still think Coq will add to his game cause he obviously has it in him, but some players take it longer to do it.

    Cant wait to see us leading a game, and then bring on Coq to give us more cover, cause its been so long since we could actually do it properly.
    Was so sick and tired of seeing Gibbs coming in as Lw to give us just that
     
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  18. LiamSpencer

    LiamSpencer Active Member

    Not good enough to be a starter.
     
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  19. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Bad passer of the ball, wrong attitude for a title winning side.

    Does his job fine, but since sometime I've felt we aren't going anywhere with as starter. Hopefully that will change next season, squaddie he is.
     
  20. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Why the anti-coquellin vibe? He's been a great partner for Santi and El Nenny. He's good enough. Our system next year will determine if he's a starter or not.
     
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