L’Equipe is reporting that Francis Coquelin is set to extend his Arsenal contract until 2015.
Despite some reports earlier in the season that he was unhappy with his lack of playing time at the club, the French U21 international made it clear that he knew he had plenty still to do to convince Arsene Wenger.
“As soon as the manager needs me I have to get on the pitch and give everything for the team”, he said. “There is always things to get better. I’ve still got a lot to work on. I’ll keep training and hopefully do better.”
The youngster has shown his worth in recent games, filling in with great style in both full back positions, and despite the poor result against Fulham was one of the bright spots from that game. 2012 could well be his breakthrough year.
He’s got a tenacious attitude, loads of energy and no small amount of footballing ability, so let’s hope the L’Equipe report is accurate. Let’s face it, who doesn’t fancy a bit of Coq?