Twitter is currently awash with rumours that Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin will be out injured for three months…
Arsenal are currently in the midst of yet another injury crisis and yesterday, after a shocking loss away at West Brom, the Gunners had even more casualties.
Arsene Wenger was forced to replace Francis Coquelin after just 14 minutes of play and after the 90 minutes were up, the Arsenal manager confirmed that the injury looked serious.
Coquelin has been one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers since breaking into the first team last season and with a huge lack of options in defensive midfield, a long layoff for the Frenchman could mean that the Gunners will be left dreadfully short.
The general consensus is that Mikel Arteta is now not good enough to dominate that position for a side that aspires to the Premier League title and the loss of Coquelin may just mean that Wenger will be forced to loosen his infamously tight purse strings in January.
Prior to yesterday’s clash with West Brom, Arsenal were already missing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Danny Welbeck (knee), Tomas Rosicky (knee), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Theo Walcott (calf) and Jack Wilshere (ankle).
The loss at the Hawthorns also saw midfield duo Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta sustaining injuries, with the former now reportedly set for a 3 month recovery period.
Arsenal fans have not reacted very well to the news and quite a few have already gone into rage mode on Twitter. Check out some of the top tweets below.
Rumors going around on twitter claiming Coquelin is out for 3 months. We will know the accurate news tomorrow from Arsene Presser.
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) November 22, 2015
Wenger has admitted that Coquelin’s knee injury looks severe 🙁 pic.twitter.com/ptEzcrrNcd
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) November 22, 2015
RIP Coquelin and 2015/16 season it was nice knowing you both
— Pablo (@DeanLDN22) November 22, 2015
Francis Coquelin is so important to our team and the fact we don’t have proper back up for him is embarrassing.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) November 22, 2015
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) November 21, 2015
Coquelin has gone off injured. Arsenal fans react. pic.twitter.com/GFwmpeZ3YZ
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 21, 2015
Have no time for any Gooner who will defend AW on the clear dereliction of duty over the Coquelin situation. Definition of negligence
— TorontoGooner (@TorontoGooner) November 22, 2015
Apparently Coquelin’s injury looks “severe”………… :)(::):):)(:(:(:
— dillon (@dillonmaisuria) November 22, 2015
Wow, Coquelin out for 3 months. Good thing we took action in case something like this happe-we didn’t? Oh well, at least nobody saw it com-
— Monkey D. Jiggy (@Jackel_Ramzilla) November 22, 2015
You know those mad bastards that go around with signs ‘The end is nigh’ hanging off their necks? 3 months for Coquelin & I’ll join them
— Bergkamp & Bergkamp (@Orangeiceman10) November 22, 2015
WE’RE FINISHING 4TH WE’RE FINISHING 4TH COQUELIN IS INJURED WE’RE FINISHING 4TH @Arsenal
— FIFA 15 WAGERS (@ILovehade) November 22, 2015