The earlier-than-expected return to fitness of midfielder Francis Coquelin has lifted the spirits of Arsenal fans.
The Frenchman suffered a calf strain in November’s defeat against West Brom. In his absence, the Gunners have clearly struggled with their form.
Pessimism and despair had crept into Arsenal’s camp following last week’s defeat to Chelsea, but the return of the midfielder has suddenly charged up the Gooners for the title challenge.
is back, Rosicky back. Welbeck, Wilshere and Cazorla almost back. Look, I told you we would be busy in January!
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) January 28, 2016
Welcome boost to have Francis Coquelin back fit. Has been sorely missed from Arsenal’s midfield. Pivotal. pic.twitter.com/cfwhrl4EO9
— Michael Gooner (@MickTheGooner) January 28, 2016
Wenger: “Francis Coquelin is available to play now. He’s passed 2 weeks of training.” Yes!! pic.twitter.com/05mpaq94ZP
— Renato (@th14Renato) January 28, 2016
Great to hear that Francis Coquelin is fit and ready to play on Saturday. Will be a big player for Arsenal in the run-in.
— Adrian Clarke (@adrianjclarke) January 28, 2016
Wenger: “Coquelin is in contention for tomorrow. The results are good. It is too soon for Welbeck.”
— Arsenal FC (@FFArsenal) January 29, 2016
“Only Wilshere and Cazorla not back to training. Coquelin and Rosicky are back and in contention for Burnley.” pic.twitter.com/lB2MCKlu5X
— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) January 29, 2016
Clearly Koscienly is as happy as us that Coquelin is back pic.twitter.com/iP0J7DGhGN
— Mainz #AFC (@Romaine_88) January 29, 2016
Can’t wait for Coquelin and Elneny to get into a scrap with Joey Barton tomorrow. Will be peak.
— Hugo (@AssistingOzil) January 29, 2016
— arsenal-talk (@gunners4all) January 29, 2016
With Alexis Sanchez and Coquelin back the Premier League title race is back on! Come on Arsenal!
— arsenal lady (@arsenal_25) January 29, 2016
— PallavMittal (@mittalafc) January 29, 2016