The most important thing and almost certainly the primary goal for the Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin in the coming season is to cement his place in the starting line-up for the Gunners. He does not even need to improve really, although that would of course be great news for us.
To be fair to the young Frenchman, it was his consistency and the discipline he showed in that problem position of defensive midfield, as much as his reading of the game, work rate and defensive ability that made it such an impressive second half of the season for him.
So more of the same is just what the Arsenal doctor ordered and considering that the 24-year old produced what many saw as his best performance of last season in the final game, helping us to win another FA cup final at Wembley, bodes well for him this season.
He looked cool, calm and collected against the Singapore XI earlier today and hardly put a foot wrong, so I see no reason why he will not be regular starter for Arsene Wenger again in the coming months. Then, however, comes another challenge for Coquelin, on a personal note at least, and that is to break into the France national side.
That will not be easy as the French have some pretty tasty central midfielders including the likes of Pogba, Cabaye and Matuidi, but there is one man that I think is the main rival for Le Coq and it is the player who has been the subject of as many, if not more, Arsenal transfer rumours than anyone else in the last year or so, Morgan Schneiderlin.
So as well as the Premier League battle between Arsenal and Manchester United, I think we will see an international fight between our two DMs. I personally believe that Coquelin can win this but he really needs to be at his best.
What do you think Gooners?