Arsenal are a family but Coquelin is the guard dog!

The Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil, who is on a great run of form this season with 9 assists and two goals so far, feels that Arsene Wenger’s side is like a family but listen to what the German international calls Francis Coquelin. “I know that Santi is a very technically-gifted player, just as Francis is,” he said. “We call Francis ‘the pitbull’ because he’s very aggressive and always gives 100 per cent.

“I’m pleased to be able to have those players behind me. But you need to praise the whole team.

“We fight for each other and are like a small family. You can sense that on the pitch. It shows that we are hungry for success and that’s why I want to praise the whole team.

“You see in the games that we can change players. Giroud is a different type of player to Walcott or Alexis.

“We have important and good players in attack who are hungry for goals. Those three have scored many goals already this season and you can see that we need them because they always want to score. That’s good for Arsenal.”

Every single player in the First XI is important, but no-one can deny the extra steel we have gained since Coquelin came into the side in January. I can understand why they call him the pitbull because he is certainly not a pussycat!

Updated: November 7, 2015 — 9:48 am

10 Comments

  1. Yes we know this…………. But how does that improve our injury woes?

    1. How dare this author compare coquelin to a dog? It is derogatory. Author should be sued..

      1. Author? Did you even read the article? Do you know what a pitbull is? And who called Coquelin this nickname?
        SMH with bells on!

    2. Le Coq NEVER gets injured! (touch lots of wood!)

  2. just Less than a week ago, we got our sorry a**es whooped!……..we are the wounded Lions….we don’t get to relax, we dn’t need such silly patience……… Want some team to vent our anger on?……… Here Comes the Spuds!

    1. I love mashed Spuds with my Sunday dinner!

  3. It sounded as if that fairy tale/ interview was done in a primary school.
    Surely The wizard of Oz didn’t say all that after the Munich game?

    1. I don’t know WHEN he said it, but it was on the Official website (Sue them!) http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20151106/ozil-why-we-call-francis-the-pitbull-

  4. and i really hate that Article that says “arsenal ask 4 UCL help from rival team” ……….Rubbish!…….that Merteshackle should be sold asap!

  5. Come Euro 2016 Le Coq will be in France squad but with Lass Diara current performance not sure if Scheneiderlin gonna make a cut(not a starter for Manure).

    Its sad that injuries come the time that we have gained momentum and confidence but am very certain that o
    If/when we beat Spuds and after International break we are going to be very sold again…….fingers crossed.



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