BIG boost for Arsenal with Coquelin to miss just 3 games

There is always a chance, and it seems to happen to Arsenal players more than most, that the original prognosis on the length of time an injury will keep someone out of action turns out to be too optimistic and they spend longer in the treatment room than first thought. Step forward Aaron Ramsey.

But assuming that the latest injury news on the Arsenal midfield star Francis Coquelin reported by is not one of these occasions then it is very good news for the Frenchman and for the club, because there were fears that he could be out for about three months after jarring his knee in a tackle with Chelsea´s N’Golo Kante on Saturday.

Instead of that Arsene Wenger has revealed that the medical scan on Coquelin was positive and the knock should only keep him on the sidelines for about three weeks. With the two week international break coming up after this weekend that could see our midfield warrior miss just three matches; Basel in the Champions League, Burnley and then Swansea City when the Premier League starts up again in mid October.

The manager said, “He is out for the game tomorrow, but it should be a short-term injury because the scan was quite positive and I think it will be three weeks out.

“It’s positive because last year during this period we got some bad news and a few long-term injuries and it was a handicap in our season. After you play always the same players and you lose a little bit of your edge physically. The fact is we have a compact squad, but of top quality, so to keep everybody together is a big plus.”

How important could this injury boost be for Arsenal?



  1. Uzi Ozil says:

    Big shout out to Coquelin. Truly a warrior. He took the injury for the team as he stopped a scoring opportunity from Kante. Quick recovery to Him..

    Off Topic: Basel defeated Chelsea and Manu in the past. They also drew Liverpool as well. We have to be at our best to defeat them….Looking forward to the game totomorrow.

  2. TH14atl says:

    Le Coq will be back when he comes back, which is never based on the original timeline that Wenger relays to the media. When is the last time anyone returned when Wenger said they were originally going to?
    I hope it’s 3 weeks, but I doubt. Glad that we have options in Xhaka and El Neny. El Neny needs games and can do a job for us.

  3. Mo1 says:

    Take this news with a pinch of salt wengers 3 weeks definitely means 6 or even 8, Ramsey injury was meant to be 4 weeks its 6 and counting already. Mind you ramsey is not a miss at all but Coq most certainly will be

    1. Budd says:

      Yeah, but Coquelin is not Ramsey. Coquelin also came back earlier from his previous injury. Who knows …

  4. I. can’tbelieve what i am seeing some deluded fans seem to think Wolcott is playing light out what? he score goals he is supposed to on miss other simple one i will give you this his work rate had improve but when we play team that play all eleven men behind the ball his he creative enough are just a opportunist player. that is why we always struggle in February. when smaller team start playing for there life our winger players not creative enough.

  5. muda says:

    Almost everything about Arsenal is going positively.
    What an unfamiliar situation.

  6. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Woo Hoo! 🙂 if this is true

    Coquelin is one of our top guys and we need him.

    If we can go the whole season without major or long term injuries then we have a great chance of trophies

    I’m feeling positive about this season

  7. Big G says:

    Big up for Le Qoc, hope its only three weeks, it’ll be a boost for everyone to know we will still have cover to enter the field of play if needed though i’d be surprised if Wenger throws him straight back into the action.

  8. jonm says:

    If it turns put to be three weeks then this is great news.

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