The rejuvenated Francis Coquelin has been amazing for Arsenal since his recall to the side, and he admits that although he has gone through some down-heartening times, he was always confident that he could prove his talent if given a run in the First XI.
“I never got the chance to have the run of games,” Le Coq said on Arsenal.com. “The manager gave it to me and I can show for the first time what I’m capable of.
“It’s not to be big-headed, but I’ve always had confidence in myself. I knew I could do good things and he’s given me the chance, so now I can show it.
“Every footballer has been asked questions. Sometimes you’re down, sometimes you’re up and you need to grab your chance when it comes. That’s what happened with me, I’m very happy with it and I’m trying to keep my place in the team.
“We’ve got a lot to fight for. We’ve got a big game in the Champions League and we need to try and turn that one around. Everything is possible in football.
“The most important thing is that we’ve rebuilt our confidence now and we can go there and to Manchester full of confidence to try to get a result.”
It has recently been shown that Coquelin has been one of the top defensive midfielders in the League since his breakthrough, so if he is feeling confident, and the rest of the team is in the same mood, perhaps his confidence will be rewarded with two amazing results!