Coquelin believes Arsenal CAN progress in Champions League

There is no doubt that every single Arsenal player was awful in the home Champions League tie against Monaco, but it is equally obvious that the team has bounced back in tremendous fashion by beating Everton, Man United, QPR and West Ham. So much so that Francis Coquelin believes that the Gunners can still go to Monaco tomorrow night and get the three goal win needed to progress to the next round.

“It was a big blow when we lost 3-1 at home against Monaco,” Coquelin said on the Official Arsenal site. “I don’t think anybody expected that but I think we pulled ourselves together, went to Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final and won 2-1 in a big game.

“It was another great performance against West Ham. Qualifying for the next round looks impossible but you never know in football. Hopefully we can get a great result over there and then move on to the next game.

“There’s quite a lot of things to change after you lose 3-1 at home, but we’ve done that in recent games. We haven’t conceded many goals and we’ve been scoring goals as well.

“We haven’t lost a game since Monaco and the confidence is high. We’re going to go there with great spirit and I think we can turn this result around.”

Arsenal have had a few false dawns this season, but the team is now in their very best form. There was obviously some confidence problem in the first leg especially as we were hot favourites, but now with nothing to lose, perhaps we really can go to Monaco without fear……

Let’s BELIEVE until we can’t believe no more! COYG!

VIDEO – Wayne Rooney getting knocked out cold at home!

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  1. fred cowardly says:

    Belief is good, but need to play hard, play positive

    We have the ability and quality to win by three goals. Very difficult with Monaco’s defense, Kondogbia and their home crowd (Monaco has a good home record I heard) but we have the quality to do it

    1. True.Gooner says:

      Chelsh*t drop 2points. We still have hope but a little one though

      1. AlmiR says:

        they will drop more, but point is can we win all our games ?

        1. joezwa says:

          let’s just hope we could….
          we are just seven points behind chelsea now
          i know that they still have a game in hand but nothing is to be taken for granted…. even if it’s a team like burnley or liecester

    2. seancali says:

      Le coq is the man of the moment. Let’s crush Monaco.coyg, giroud to score twice, Sanchez and welbeck will round it up,4-1 to us…coyg

  2. bayjerkoff says:

    I always believe he had a beta chance to succeed than frimpong…intelligent and calm. just like wilshere, frimpong thouht he was the next tx to our English media.

    Flamini has been bad all season was dying to see him replaced with le coq, I guess there is somefin good in ‘this is bad’.

    Wenger is good but he’s not a genius, le coq trains under hm everyday and he cudnt see his quality until he had no choice than to use hm, had it being one of wilshere or ramsey was fit then…he wud ve used one of dem as our defensive midfielder…SMH

    I luv this guy, not sure he has taken any shot this season…and y should he…its none of his business.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      I believe, had Frimpong concentrated more on his football. Been nurtured better in his position and given more match time, he would have been a perfect pairing with Le Coq.
      But having watched him play yesterday in the Russian Tundra League, it seems his footballing career is over…

      1. bayjerkoff says:

        U rite sha…but I can remember a game they were paired, le coq stayed back and frimpong played as the box to box midfielder then…just like arteta and flamini

    2. vijaygunner says:

      true i thought frimpong will make it before le coq. Just goes to show wenger knows best

  3. bayjerkoff says:

    Though chelsea will drop more points…we can’t win the league. chelsea 1 vs 1 soton

  4. fred cowardly says:

    Chelsea drew @ home with Southampton 🙂
    City lose

    We win

    Nice weekend huh 🙂

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @fred cowardly
      1 more upset to go. Then the weekend will be nice…

      1. Sumo says:

        Totteninham Thursday to lose. 🙂

        1. NY_Gunner says:

          I would rather they win or draw in this match…

  5. Greg says:

    Man city lost, chelsea and southampton drew! One more result to top off a great weekend for us gooners, man u and the spurs playing to a draw! Coyg!

  6. Greg says:

    Good positive attitude by le coq, thats the mindset we should have going to france! Would love if le coq scores against monaco also! Coyg!

    1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      I would rather he better protect the back4 and help them in keeping a clean sheet for us….I would literally appoint him 1st choice for next season as well…

  7. HA559 says:

    It’s funny how a David Moyes player is bailing van Gaal out so many times…Fellaini.

  8. Mick The Gooner says:

    Wow. How can a player as slow as Fellaini get in behind your back four to score from a through ball? Tottenham are so poor hahaha.

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      Still cant believe we lost points to those Dbags.

      1. fred cowardly says:

        I know lol

        It’s quite embarrassing lol

        Maybe they can come back for a draw

        1. fred cowardly says:

          Oh crap maybe not


          Oh well, at least Spuds lose so it’s not a total loss for us lol

  9. Sumo says:

    Pochttino showed some large cojones subbing a player at 30 mins mark.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      He had not other choice. Townsend was gettin owned. He reminds me of Theo. All pace and nothing else…

      1. Sumo says:

        That’s right but i want that sub to backfire and Thursday lose 7-0. It will be fun. 🙂

  10. CraigZWE says:

    Spuds being destroyed.


  11. Sumo says:

    That Rooney celebration though. Ha ha ha.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      LOL…That “glass jawed mufkka”

  12. CraigZWE says:

    I was wanting a draw, but maybe a utd win is better, then pool lose and top 4 are cemented.

  13. Greg says:

    Spurs are playing crap!!!

    1. Sumo says:

      Spurs are playing crap!!!!

  14. muffdiver says:

    spuds have bottled it.

    mancs on our tail

    1. Sumo says:

      Man U next 3 games-
      At Anfield vs Liverpool
      Manchester Derby
      At Stamford Fridge vs Chelsea
      They will drop points and make our rivals drop points too. We just need to be careful ourselves.

  15. fred cowardly says:

    Oh well, it looks like United will be 1 point behind us.

    Anyway, next weekend we are away to Newcastle. It will be tough but United will be away to Liverpool so we will get another chance to break away from United provided we beat Newcastle.

    Main thing is to keep winning because we are ahead of United and one point behind City. We are a Manchester sandwich

  16. Mick The Gooner says:

    This is a team we dropped 5 points against, getting battered by a team we just beat on Monday. If only we were more consistent, then Chelsea dropping points today could actually really mean something.

    1. jonestown1 says:

      You are spot on Mick – winning this league is 90% about consistency and mental application – all this talk of we need world class this and world class is just a smokescreen. I would like to see a top, top CDM come in to help out FC and we are good to go next season. This squad with the right mentality, decent tactics and a sprinkling of luck are good enough to win the PL next season. If we are not right in the mix I will join the chorus looking for change because I don’t think we will have too many decent excuses left – we have had 2 years post-spending restrictions, removing deadwood and getting the squad to gel – now is the time.

  17. John Legend says:

    I dont like our players talking, they should better keep quiet and play when required.

    On to the next game, let’s just give it a shot.

  18. Redeye says:

    Spuds always let you down, hope loserpoop don’t get any points tomorrow

  19. Wayne Barker says:

    Thank god we didnt have face this MU side on monday. It would be foolish to underestimate them. let us keep winning and try to finish as high the table as possible.

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