Report: Coquelin extends Arsenal contract

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Francis Coquelin

L’Equipe is reporting that Francis Coquelin is set to extend his Arsenal contract until 2015.

Despite some reports earlier in the season that he was unhappy with his lack of playing time at the club, the French U21 international made it clear that he knew he had plenty still to do to convince Arsene Wenger.

“As soon as the manager needs me I have to get on the pitch and give everything for the team”, he said. “There is always things to get better. I’ve still got a lot to work on. I’ll keep training and hopefully do better.”

The youngster has shown his worth in recent games, filling in with great style in both full back positions, and despite the poor result against Fulham was one of the bright spots from that game. 2012 could well be his breakthrough year.

He’s got a tenacious attitude, loads of energy and no small amount of footballing ability, so let’s hope the L’Equipe report is accurate. Let’s face it, who doesn’t fancy a bit of Coq?

Exactly.

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Abhijith

finally some good news

aditya swarup

Up the Coq!!!!

Master Bates

CoqInTheArse!!!!

Viks53

Definitely the next Flamini……
Hope he stays at the club longer than Flamini 😉

Master Bates

this good news! he is currently our best LB

LANS!!!

argonaut

As well as being the only one.

theeeo

I’m probably the oly one that doesnt know but what does LANS mean???

ozz

“Like a new signing”

Jasonissimo

This “wenger-ism” properly refers to a player recovering from injury, usually a long-term injury.

Cygan's Left Foot

If I go for a holiday and lets say I did not come to post here for couple of weeks, then I come back would I be a LANS too?

Cygan's Left Foot

Make that and our best RB too.

LANS indeed.

eleanor

It would certainly make sense. He can play both at both left and right back and in defensive midfield. As long a he keeps improving he has a really bright future.

It would also show (as if further proof were needed) that breaking into the first team squad isn’t the impossibility it is at many other clubs.

SmokingGunner

Been a fan of his for a while now, so glad he has made it into our squad after his loan spell, and hasn’t been ushered out quietly like so many other promising youngsters. The great thing about Arsenal is that if a young guy starts playing fairly consistently you know that he is 99% guaranteed an amazing future.

Voldermort

Thought he done it weeks ago, still great news from what we have seen so far , looks like he has everything.

Young Gooner

It’s a very good news. He’s hardworking and have a very bright future. As long as he keep his work rate, he will be a great player. Coq – Jack – Ramsey, what a great combination in the future,, or maybe it might not be too long.

Justafa

in Coq we trust. anywhere on the pitch

Mooro

Yeah, good news all round. Not so long ago it was SZCZ having a moan up about going elsewhere, before getting his chance, so let’s hope Le Coq goes the same direction.

Scott

He is a star in the making. Great news,great future.

Karina

Coq seems to be growing well 🙂

Merlin's Panini

teehee

Comedian

I just love the coq!!!

kev

with a name like that the fans are gonna love some coq cant want to hear the chants …..unleash the coq on those spuds!!

TeeCee

At the very least it’ll show spuds what having a Coq on the ball is *supposed* to look like.

Cygan's Left Foot

I just hope he doesn’t have a girlfriend, because we want Le Coq to be free to play every where.

Thorough

We had no other choice, this Coq really gets stuck in…..everywhere.

Goonerific

He’s a silky coq too!

Nik

I’m pleased about the exposure that the Coq is getting.

MJ

Brilliant attitude, brilliant fighting spirit, great talent and I am sure will become an Arsenal rock in the future… Has everything it takes to make it and make it big. His guts and tenacity against Fulham was inspiring….
I am very happy!

Bucarai

Holy pigs feet! 17 positive comments and no moaning? Arsblog must have been boilk with loads of coq’. Up the coq’!

Nik

Wenger must take Le Coq in hand and help him grow in strength.

Arsenalkid700

you had the funniest by far

FatGirl

Who let the coq out?

FatGirl

Coq likes to play with the handbrake on.

piendawg

Let’s face it a bit of French coq is just what the gunners need

ezigbo onyearse

walcot should learn from him how football is been played..1 dimensional walcot!

piendawg

Coq a doodle doo, good news on lengthened coq

Nik

It is my understanding that Arsenal’s back four particularly enjoy playing with Coq

Comedian

Coq-pong on a song
3 players 1 position such a injustice!!!

piendawg

This season has shown me arsen will play his coq anywhere, anytime he likes, especially down the back!!!

TeeCee

Shame on the downvoters. Anything with a picture of John Terry being killed is fine in my book.

Anyone know where I can get fags with a picture of John Terry being killed by smoking on them over here?

Ramesh

Was mildly surprised by the downvoters. I guess they felt I was trolling

Frog

You’re only getting thumbs down because the link doesn’t show the pic if you access it on a mobile device.

CAGooner

Thanks for sharing that. That gave me my best laugh this morning, even after all the fine plays on the Coq’s name!

Ace McGoldrick

Great news about Arsenal extending their Coq. Let’s hope the hole in the middle is now filled permanently.

Lord Teddy Ears

Up the coq and all those who get their hands on it he is a top player.

Also did anyone see how shit Nasri was against Sunderland and then got hauled off .

FatGirl

Coq can play on the left or the right. But his best position is right behind the hole with the liscense to penetrate at will.

Thorough

Hmmmm..and isnt it, sorry he, so skillful.

Geoff

NEWS OF THE WORLD spoof headline:

Arsenal ace Coq’s extension.

Strange goings on lately at Arsenal, the home of football. After the recent public erection of their all time leading goalscorer The Arsenal have today confirmed a Coq extension ceremony has taken place in a small room at their medical centre at London Colney.

Rumours have been circating the internet that Andre Arshavin may be the next to extend although his manager has refused to comment on small speculation, strangely though his giant teammate Per Mertesacker sat out training this morning complaining of stiffness.

Midfield Corporal

I hear Arsene is also trying to bring Davor Suker back to the club so he can play him up front with Coquelin…..I find the thought of a Coq Suker partnership quite exciting.

American gooner

Not to be a ball buster, but Jamie Sanderson from The Young Guns Blog tweets that its not a done deal yet. He is close to agreeing a deal until 2015 but not yet. The source is the same. Maybe we jumped the gun there a little bit Blogs?

Would be great if it went through. For all Frimpong’s enthusiasm and showboating, its obvious Le Coq is much further in his development and soon, Alex Song will have some serious competition biting on his heels

welly

so bloggs was a bit premature in his coq story?

AJames

coq has a great tackle!

Cygan's Left Foot

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have one hell of Coq in our hands.

Midfield Corporal

I like the thought of Kuntz with Le Coq tucked in behind.

Phatrick

Arsenal needed this Coq extension. Great news

kc

the coq is great in tight areas

Goontang

i still remember seeing him for the first time this season in the carling cup. And the so called defensive midfielder doing double step overs on the wing to beat a man and thinking “who the fuck was that?”

Great potential.

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Merlin's Panini

Le Coq is in the Arse
He’s fucking first class
Coquelin, Coquelin

davi

Best young player we have after wilshere. Classy player with great confidence.

CAS

Hope Coq got a nice little raise.