Wenger talks about Coquelin's loan return
On the phone call:
He wasn’t happy when I called him back. He played at Charlton and he thought I just called him back for cover. He expected in fact to play against QPR and was not playing and was surprised when I played him against West Ham.
I told him, at the start of the season, to give absolutely everything from the start of the season until Christmas. Then we will see together and see where you are. If you respect that you have done a big part of your job.
Did I think the chat in mid-season would be about him leaving? Yes. In myself, if he doesn’t play at Christmas at all, and there’s only six months contract to go, I let him go somewhere else.
On Coquelin taking his chances:
He knows it’s an opportunity for him. He has gone through a lot of doubt questioning himself, being certainly at many times being discouraged that he doesn’t get a chance. Now that he has a chance he doesn’t want to let it slip away. But he is a winner and he wants to win – that’s why he is so committed.
I think Coquelin analysed well what he is good at: defending in midfield. He was in between a bit the playmaking position and a box-to-box player. He is not that – he’s a sitting player who can win the ball. He restricted his game to that and you make success in life with what you’re good at.
On never saying no:
The only thing I do is that I never say never to anybody. In my job you have to be open-minded like that. You have to make decisions at times. But never close the door completely for anybody.