Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin’s importance to the team since his inclusion in December has been further illustrated by the emergence of an alternative league table showing that we remain top of the league since his first start this season, the Metro reports.
Following his emergency recall from a loan spell at Charlton earlier on this season, Coquelin’s impact has been remarkable, culminating in one of this season’s amazing stories.
The fact that his contract was due to expire in June showed his value to the squad in the first half of the season. That contract has since been significantly extended (via Arsenal.com).
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Consistency has also been a feature of his displays and with Coquelin in the side, we are yet to lose to a top four side. Wins against both Manchester clubs and Liverpool proceeded Sunday’s draw against league leaders Chelsea and the Frenchman has been of paramount importance.
In terms of our player of the season awards, Coquelin is likely to rival Alexis Sanchez when the fans are handed the opportunity to pick their standout player over the course of this season.
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Here is the alternative table dating from Coquelin’s first league start on Boxing Day.
The Premier League table since Francis Coquelin’s first start for Arsenal this season. pic.twitter.com/45ky88RPYa
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