Sad news for Francis Coquelin after our brilliant victory against Chelsea on SaturdayInjuries, Premier League September 26, 2016
Arsenal’s fine display against Chelsea on Saturday was a masterclass, with Arsene Wenger keeping the same line up as he’d used to beat Hull the week before the Chelsea game.
In midfield, Coquelin and Cazorla’s recent performances have had Wenger purring about the pairing and they’ve even done enough to keep out Swiss international Granit Xhaka who was signed in the summer from Borussia Monchengladbach.
He played Coquelin and Cazorla again, and they were magnificent against Fabregas and Kante in the midfield on Saturday, but sadly Le Coq had to go off with a leg injury on 32 minutes to be replaced by Xhaka.
There were rumours around today that Coquelin could be out until the new year, but it now looks like L’Equipe are saying tonight that he could be back as early as two weeks time, great news all round.
Injuries have been a huge factor in our Premier League title drought of 12 years, but hopefully this season we’re a bit more equipped to cope with a loss such as that of Le Coq.
We are also yet to see Aaron Ramsey after his injury against Liverpool, and Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck are also both out long term, so fingers crossed we can get these players back into the squad as quickly as possible.