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Arsenal Debate – The best choice to replace Coquelin?

The Choice of Player Replacing Coquelin Would Best Portray Our Title Hopes by NO

With the injury to Francis Coquelin, Arsenal’s title credentials face placing on ice, as far as Arsenal fans are concerned. And the fans have reason to worry as Coquelin has been a massive revelation since his return from a cut-short loan outing at championship league side Charlton Athletic.

Alexis plays full 90 minutes on bad night for Arsenal players

All Arsenal fans will now breathe a collective sigh of relief as Alexis Sanchez has come through his final game of this break, although it was a bad-tempered game (as it always is when you play Uruguay) and the Gunners superstar had to play the full 90 minutes for the second time in four days and lost this one 3-0.

England helping to keep Arsenal star happy

We will have to wait and see whether the Arsenal and England defender Kieran Gibbs is selected by his national manager Roy Hodgson for the friendly game against France at Wembley tonight, which is bound to be an odd and emotionally charged encounter after the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, but with England wracked by injury problems and having to play a very young team, as well as the limp performance put in by Ryan Bertrand at left back against Spain, I will be surprised if Gibbs does not start.

How will Arsenal line-up without Alexis Sanchez?

After the international break, Arsenal have a seemingly “easier” run of fixtures, but I am seriously hoping that we have Hector Bellerin and Oxlade-Chamberlain back in the squad as well as we were looking very thin before the break. The game against West Brom is coming up at the weekend, and with Alexis Sanchez certain to be lining up for Chile against Uruguay very late tomorrow night I am pretty sure he will be too exhausted to face West Brom, and truthfully he needs a longer rest than that if we want him to recharge his batteries for the second half of or season.

BFG – Arsenal’s bench is vital to title challenge

Without Santi Cazorla out of the game, Arsenal were getting battered from all sides by Tottenham and not getting any service to our isolated forwards, so Per Mertesacker was very pleased when Matthieu Flamini replaced Santi at half time, and even more pace was injected into the team when Kieran Gibbs entered the attack force.