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Francis Coquelin | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 161

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Francis Coquelin has returned to the Arsenal starting line-up after missing two matches through a knee injury.
With Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini out injured it isn't clear whether Arsene Wenger really wanted to start Coquelin or if he just didn't have much of a choice. The Arsenal manager will hope that his holding midfielder makes it through healthy and able to play again at the weekend against Manchester United. Arsenal's starting line-up for the match is Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Koscielny, Bellerin, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott. Sep 29 - 2:58 PM

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Francis Coquelin has been back in training for a couple of days after missing out against Spurs and Leicester City.

The French holding midfielder went out early in Arsenal's loss to Chelsea and then missed the subsequent League Cup and Premier League wins against Spurs and Leicester City. Ahead of the Tuesday Champions League match with Olympiacos, Arsene Wenger indicated that Coquelin had been back in training for two days and he would have to see how he has reacted to those sessions before deciding on whether to start him on Tuesday. With Manchester United visiting on Sunday, Wenger will likely be focused on having Coquelin ready to go for that top of the table clash.
Sep 29 - 12:22 PM

Francis Coquelin will miss out on Arsenal's trip to the King Power Stadium in Week 7.

Coquelin will be missed as the Foxes boast a potent attack and the Gunners don't have a compelling alternative. Fantasy managers will want to consider the Leicester City attack even more so than usual with Arsenal being significantly weakened with the absence of Coquelin and the potential absence of Gabriel who will have his FA charge resolved today.
Sep 25 - 7:22 AM

Arsenal will be without [at least] three first team players for the North London derby on Wednesday after Santi Cazorla and Gabriel Paulista were given their marching orders v Chelsea. Francis Coquelin also picked up an injury.

Coquelin was replaced during the half-time interval following an awkward landing which hyper-extended his knee, although initial reports suggest the problem is not serious. "It is a little injury. I don't know how long it will be. Certainly not for midweek," confirmed Wenger. Gabriel received a straight red having clashed with Costa. The Brazilian kicked out at the Chelsea striker after the pair had been booked - moments earlier - for a coming together which involved Koscielny. Then with the game slipping away Cazorla clipped Fabregas and having previously been cautioned Mike Dean was left with no option other than to send the 30 year-old off. Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane in the Capital One cup next week.
Sep 19 - 6:02 PM

Rumored Arsenal and Manchester United target Sami Khedira is off the market after signing a 4-year deal with Italian giants Juventus on a free deal.

Arsenal and Manchester United both have a significant need in holding midfield. Arsenal have a need because they are thin beyond Francis Coquelin while United are equally thin beyond injury-prone Michael Carrick. Both clubs will need to look elsewhere as the World Cup winner elected to join Juventus according to an official announcement from the club. Arsenal and United have also been linked with Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Seville's Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Jun 9 - 9:44 AM

Francis Coquelin continues to rack up interceptions and tackles but his fantasy value is held back by fouls committed and yellow cards, especially in big matches.

Francis Coquelin has been a revelation since he ascended to the starting line-up in mid-season. Coquelin is among the league leaders in tackles and interceptions on a per/match basis. His fantasy value would be higher, however, if he can start to take some of the fouls and cards out of his game. Against Chelsea he intercepted five passes, won two tackles and blocked a shot while participating in a clean sheet. Unfortunately for those who invested he gave much of that productivity back by committing three fouls and being cautioned. There is still room to grow given his relative inexperience in the top flight but it may well be that Arsenal need him to be combative in a way that is good for the team but not as good for fantasy productivity.
Apr 29 - 11:17 PM

Francis Coquelin is questionable for Arsenal's trip across London after suffering a head injury in a collision with Olivier Giroud in the 2-0 over Everton on Sunday.

The extent of Francis Coquelin's injury is still being evaluated. He could require surgery that would keep him out for Week 28 and possibly beyond. He could also be ready to go in Week 28 with the assistance of a protective face mask. With Arsenal not playing until Wednesday, only fantasy managers who can make changes right up until that team's matches start should consider Coquelin for their line-up. Even then, they should only do so if they have a credible alternative to substitute in whose match starts at the same time as Arsenal's on Wednesday.
Mar 3 - 10:54 AM

Arsenal supporters can breath a sigh of relief as Arsene Wenger announced that Francis Coquelin will sign a new contract with his current deal set to expire at the end of this season.

Talk about picking a great time to burst into the starting line-up at a huge position of need. Francis Coquelin's agent couldn't have scripted things any better as his client's performances since returning from his loan spell at Charlton have been a huge boost to an Arsenal team who has lacked an athletic, physical holding midfielder to shield the back four. Coquelin's leverage in negotiations is at an all-time high and he has certainly used that leverage to secure a good deal. Arsenal supporters hope that between Coquelin and Krystian Bielik that the holding midfield position is finally a strength for the first time since Patrick Vieira left for Italy.
Feb 6 - 3:55 PM

Francis Coquelin got his first Premier League start of the season and played well in a holding role next to Mathieu Flamini, his real world success didn't translate to statistical production, however.

Arsenal have been desperate for a holding midfielder all season with Mikel Arteta both frequently-injured and not particularly well suited for the job and Mathieu Flamini better suited for a reserve/squad role. Coming off a loan spell at Charlton, Arsenal may have discovered part of the answer from within with Francis Coquelin having been recalled to multiple solid performances. He has produced pretty good defending fantasy statistics in terms of tackles won or passes intercepted but his propensity for yellow cards and committing fouls has blunted his fantasy value. Still, it seems he is in line for a few more starts at least as Arsenal's first team returns to health and Arsene Wenger looks to complete some transfer business in January.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:41:00 AM