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Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 13,934 pts
Posted over 2 years ago by Ix Techau

Updated your post to show the video. You can always use Youtube's own embed code and just paste it in raw, for example:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LLLjU9IYtkk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

In fact, you can do this with any embed service (Vimeo, Google Maps, etc).

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 13,934 pts
Posted over 2 years ago by Ix Techau

Some interesting thoughts on Coquelin from former Young Guns (and current Metro) writer Jamie Sanderson (this interview was done over three years ago):

I think with the news last week that Arsène Wenger has promoted Emmanuel Frimpong, Henri Lansbury, Benik Afobe and Ryo Miyaichi, he’s covered all the main bases. The only other two I’d have liked to have seen more of are Francis Coquelin, who is away with the French Under-20 side, and Kyle Bartley, now back with Rangers. Both did very well on loan, and its a shame we didn’t get to see more of them this pre-season.

Coquelin and Frimpong are essentially very similar, with only slight differences in their attributes. They are both small, but quick across the ground, aggressive and strong in the tackle – benchmark qualities for defensive midfielders. Frimpong is slightly better in possession, and more powerful, but Coquelin is versatile, more of a talker and keeps the ball moving at all times.

Gilles Grimandi was always very insistent about Coquelin, even when he got injured on trial. It’s clear to see why now, and I’m a firm believer that if he had the same chances Frimpong has had, he would have proven himself as a better choice to be Alex Song’s backup. Ultimately, another year on loan won’t do Francis any harm, and with two full campaigns under his belt, next summer he’ll be much better equipped to show what he can do.

Patron Experiences frequent chest pains from watching Arsenal 5 pts
Posted over 2 years ago by Patron

I’m a firm believer that if he had the same chances Frimpong has had, he would have proven himself as a better choice to be Alex Song’s backup.

Kind of reminds me of "the Matthew effect."

Patron Experiences frequent chest pains from watching Arsenal 5 pts
Posted over 2 years ago by Patron

Yep, definitely deserves that extended run until the summer.

Simen 1,019 pts
Posted over 2 years ago by Simen

I say it's about time we phase out the word "tackle" and introduce the word "Coqblock" for every time Coquelin does one

AWassist 1,471 pts
Posted over 2 years ago by AWassist

I believe Coq lost his head (over confident) when he came back from loan spell at Lorient, He wanted to play ahead of Alex Song and reluctant to play as right back when required(his Interviews). His loan spell in Germany and his failed efforts find another club this summer set his head right.

I hope he realizes his potential at Arsenal, always liked him.

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