Tag Archives: Coquelin

Options for Arsenal’s Midfield and Defence after the Transfer Window

Options for Arsenal’s Midfield and Defence after the Transfer Window by Supertuur

Being an Arsenal fan on transfer day is a pretty stressful event. Fans would like to see the club buy a central defender, a defensive midfielder and a centre forward for the long term injured Giroud. There were initial talks of Falcao joining Arsenal but that was put to rest quickly when Manchester United closed the deal. Welbeck was the only purchase of the three positions that were needed.

Coquelin running out of time to rescue Arsenal career

Is Le Coq’s time up at Arsenal? by Ash

With Frimpong’s disappearance within the Arsenal team soon turning into his exit from the Emirates, some believe that another young central defensive midfielder could also soon be following in his footsteps. Young Frenchman Francis Coquelin may not have taken the zero to hero route yet, but it could certainly be the other way round, seeing that he may never make it with the Gunners and instead choose to move on this summer.

Is it end of the Arsenal road for Frimpong and Coquelin?

Arsenal Football Club are understandably proud of their youth system. It is a strong policy of the club under Arsene Wenger and has produced some exceptional players, even though we have not always been able to hold on to them. But for every Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny or Kieran Gibbs, there are many more Henri Lansbury’s, who do not quite make the Gunners grade.

Have Arsenal fans had enough of Frimpong?

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who saw the comical side to Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong’s picture upload of his newly name engraved football boots, on social networking site Twitter. The boots which have ‘Frimpong’ etched into the stitches was the latest in a line of stories to arise about the young midfielder, and he seems to have the knack of hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons.

What now for Coquelin and his Arsenal career

Is Coquelin’s future in doubt at AFC? by Ash

Arsenal decided to let go off a lot of the players classed as ‘deadwood’ this summer, whether that be by selling them, loaning them or even releasing them in the case of Denilson, Arshavin and Squillaci, however I think one name that we were all quite surprised to see go out of the door was Francis Coquelin.

Arsenal still chasing young German defender?

Ginter to Arsenal? by Anurag

According to the German newspaper Bild, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is chasing the signature of Freiburg’s young defender Matthias Ginter, who can also play in midfield. With Francis Coquelin already having completed a loan move to the Bundesliga side and Emmanuel Frimpong more than likely to be loaned out once again, the door is very much open for a new defensive midfielder at the Emirates, as well as another centre back, so Ginter’s versatility certainly works in his favour.

Was Coquelin deal part of Arsenal transfer move for Ginter?

There is a transfer rumour in the press today that claims Arsenal are preparing a swoop on the German Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. The target of the move is going to be their 19-year old star Matthias Ginter, who can play in defence as well as midfield. Only this week we learned that our French midfielder Francis Coquelin would be joining Freiburg on loan for the season, and there is a good chance that the two moves could be connected.

Coquelin loan deal – will it save or condemn his Arsenal career?

Loan move for Coquelin? by Ash

In recent days I’ve tried to stay away from the transfer window and the continuous speculation that is surrounding both Arsenal players outgoing and the rumoured targets for Arsene Wenger because quite simply its clearly getting a bit frustrating for Arsenal fans, however although this isn’t another piece of news that claims to be the latest on Gonzalo Higuain or the real truth on Maroune Fellaini or Julio Cesar, this article looks at a player that could soon be on his way out of Arsenal.

Is Coquelin set for Arsenal exit door?

Au Revoir to Le Coq by AH

Francis Coquelin is a popular figure amongst Arsenal fans, however I’m not entirely sure why. Some like him for his talent, as he will surely be a future star, whilst some like him for his character. What is certain though is that very few Arsenal fans want the talented Frenchman to leave the club this summer; however this seems to becoming a very likely scenario.

Coquelin needs more games at Arsenal to stop him leaving!

Le Coq on his way out of Arsenal? by AH

Francis Coquelin is a very favourable player at Arsenal. His likable attitude and consistently good performances make him one of the best young talents at the club. However he struggles to get a game, and it’s no surprise when you have a midfield trio of Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla playing most games, and then after that Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky.

Arsenal Analysis – Why we need AT LEAST two new midfielders this summer

Most Arsenal fans seem to agree that the Gunners definitely need a top top top striker, a hard defensive midfielder and maybe a new goalkeeper to improve us for next season, but if Wenger finally actually manages to get rid of most of our deadwood this summer then we may need more than a few players to make up the numbers of squad players.

Just as an example, I have been looking at the midfielders that Wenger had in the squad at the beginning of the season after selling Alex Song, and here is the full list:

Inter determined to beat Arsenal to midfield transfer target

Surely Arsene Wenger will sign a defensive midfielder for Arsenal this summer, surely. I know that Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey have been doing a great job recently and that there is the versatile Francis Coquelin breaking through from the reserve ranks, but the need for a proper, no-nonsense midfield general has been stark at times this season.

I think that the recovery of Abou Diaby was a big factor in Wenger not buying a replacement for the departing Alex Song, because the Frenchman had time before the transfer window closed last summer. Even in January, when most Arsenal fans were thinking about who it would be rather than whether Wenger would sign one. There was Diame from West Ham definitely available, but Wenger obviously did not think he was the right man for the job.