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Coquelin reveals secret of his AMAZING Arsenal form

Along with the way that the Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez came to Arsenal and had an instant impact, showing none of the time needed to adjust to the Premier League that we have seen so often, the way that Francis Coquelin has grabbed his chance to impress in the first team has been one of the big stories of the season so far for Arsenal.

Not many of us really expected it, that is for sure. Even the fans that thought there was still a future for the Frenchman probably saw it as more of a utility player with the versatility to fill in at right back and midfield without really securing a position in the regular starting line-up.

Wenger explains why Coquelin IS the answer for Arsenal

The name of Francis Coquelin has been on the lips of many an Arsenal fan in recent weeks, especially since his disciplined and destructive performance at the heart of the Gunners midfield helped to produce our first big away win in a long time.

Although most Arsenal fans would still like to see Arsene Wenger spend good money in the transfer market on an experienced and top class central midfielder like Morgan Schneiderlin, we do not seem too concerned about the boss waiting until the summer and giving young Coquelin the chance to keep strutting his stuff for the rest of the season.

Is Coquelin set to be Arsenal’s new DM?

Francis Coquelin had never really broken into Arsenal’s first team squad on a regular basis and it looked like he was finished at the Emirates when Wenger sent him off to Charlton on loan, but he played well at the Valley and when Aaron Ramsey got injured Wenger did the sensible thing and recalled Coquelin back to the fold.

Arsenal to recall Coquelin to solve midfield problems?

It is bad enough that Arsenal continue to pick up injuries more often than Cristiano Ronaldo picks up a mirror, but we also seem to get a spate of players in the same area ruled out at the same time. Like having to face Borussia Dortmund without our two best keepers Szczesny and Ospina. Or losing the right back Debuchy and centre back Laurent Koscielny for the last few weeks.

And now it is the central midfield area that looks dangerously exposed, after losing Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta to long term injuries in the last two games. With Abou Diaby still not fit enough to feature in the match day squad, Arsene Wenger’s options are almost non existent.

Arsenal loanee Frimpong impresses on Charlton debut

Emmanuel Frimpong joined Arsenal when he was nine years old, at around the same time as Jack Wilshere, but his progress into the first team for the Gunners has not been as easy as Wilshere’s. Arsene Wenger rates the 20-year old very highly, though, and believes he will star for us in the future.

Wenger and Frimpong decided that he needs to play regularly, that is why the midfielder has gone on loan to Championship side Charlton until the end of the year. Frimpong made his debut for Chris Powell’s side on Saturday for the visit of Huddersfield, and impressed his new manager during his 66 minutes on the pitch.

Frimpong hoping to emulate Alex Song’s rise to Arsenal first-team

The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has only recently returned from injury and Arsene Wenger thinks that he now needs some regular first team football to get himself back into shape. With the midfielders currently at Arsenal’s disposal, Frimpong is unlikely to get much playing time at the moment so Wenger has arranged for the Ghana international to go on loan to Charlton until January.

Strangely enough, Charlton was the team that helped Alex Song improve enough to become an Arsenal first-team regular, and Frimpong is hoping that this loan period help him to emulate Song. Frimpong said: “Hopefully I can follow in Alex’s footsteps.

Should Arsenal give up on Frimpong?

Will Frimpong Ever Make It At Arsenal? by AH

Today it was announced that Emmanuel Frimpong will be joining the Championship side Charlton Athletic. Frimpong has been in and around the Arsenal first team squad for a few years now, with injures hampering his progress at the club.

Last season, the defensive midfielder went on loan to join then Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season. However he became injured after only 5 games at Wolves and he returned to Arsenal with a ruptured cruciate ligament, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

Championship prepares to get Frimponged!

I am sure I was not the only Arsenal fan to be disappointed when it was reported that Emmanuel Frimpong was going to give up on his Arsenal career and move on to get regular playing time. The story was quickly disproved and it was revealed that the combative midfielder was just looking for a loan deal to gain experience and get match fit. Well the deal is done, and Charlton Athletic are the side that Frimpong will play for until January.

Jenkinson the Gooner is in dreamland at Arsenal

Jenkinson’s dream by AH

Carl Jenkinson, is currently filling in as Arsenal’s Number one right-back as Bacary Sagna continues his recovery from his second leg break in a year.

Jenkinson is a known Arsenal fan and he has mentioned many times before how he and his family couldn’t believe it when he signed a contract with Arsenal, just over a year ago. Jenkinson was bought from Charlton Athletic for a fee rumoured to be in the £ 1 million range. He was brought straight into the first team and played in Arsenal’s horrendous 8-2 defeat to Manchester United in August 2011. Jenkinson was given a lot of the blame after that game, but since then he has grown into a much better player and, if his development continues at the speed it currently is, there is no doubt he will play a big part in Arsenal’s future years.

Charlton coach – Jenkinson to Arsenal is not a done deal

It has been rumoured for some time that the Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson was on his way to Arsenal, and the Charlton coach Chris Powell says that, although it is still looking likely to happen, the deal has not been concluded yet.

The Finnish FA reported that they had got permission from Arsenal for Jenkins to join a Finland training camp, but Powell thinks that they are jumping the gun a little bit.

“I’m surprised the Finnish FA have done that. We have been in dialogue with Arsenal but until everything has been sorted out I can’t officially say it has been done and dusted because it hasn’t been announced yet.

Arsenal sign Carl Jenkinson on a four-year contract

Arsenal have been closely linked with a move for the out-of-contract Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson for some time, and it seems that the rumours were totally correct!

The 19 year-old only made his debut for the Addicks in December but he has been closely watched by Arsenal scouts ever since. The Daily Mirror says that the Gunners have now decided to take him to the Emirates and have prepared a four-year contract.

They also report that, rather than go to a tribunal to sort out compensation, Arsenal will agree to pay Charlton £1m in stages.

Arsenal close in on free-agent English defender?

There are some interesting stories going around at the moment that Arsene Wenger has found himself yet another bargain, and is arranging for the 19 year-old Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson to join Arsenal for free this summer. Although if its true there would be the usual compensaion for Charlton because of his age.

Jenkinson is an English right-back, but surprisingly has appeared for the Finland U19 team because of his mother! He had broken into the Charlton first team this year, and the Addicks tried very hard to get him to sign a contract extension, but to no avail.