Coquelin: Arsenal can be SPECIAL this season

 

Francis Coquelin believes Arsenal are capable of ‘something special’ this season.

The Gunners picked up just one point from their first two Premier League games this season but Arsene Wenger’s men are now on seven match winning run.

Coquelin played 90 minutes as the Gunners smashed Ludogorets 6-0 in their Champions League clash at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

And the Frenchman believes the strength of the Gunners’ squad this season means they can do ‘something special’ on all four fronts.

Coquelin: Arsenal are on the cusp of something 'special'
Arsenal are unbeaten in ten matches (Picture: Getty)

‘There’s a good buzz around the squad, you can see it,’ Coquelin told BT Sport.

‘It’s not just the starting XI but the players coming on. At the weekend with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Keiran Gibbs coming on, they put a shift in.

‘That’s going to be the main thing to do this season, to involve everyone and all be on the same board. We can do something special this year.’

Michael Owen adds negative spin to Ozil’s performance vs Ludogorets?

 

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Michael Owen wants to see Mesut Ozil deliver in the “massive games” for Arsenal after the German’s brilliant hat-trick in Wednesday’s 6-0 thrashing of Ludogorets.

Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all got on the scoresheet to put the Gunners in control of the Champions League Group A game at The Emirates.

Ozil then hit the first hat-trick of his career to add gloss to the scoreline and help Arsene Wenger’s men take a step closer towards the knockout phase of Europe’s elite club competition.

And although former Liverpool star Owen was happy to give Ozil credit for his performance, the former Liverpool striker wants to see him perform on a more regular basis for the Gunners.

Speaking on BT Sport after the final whistle, Owen said: “He’s a lovely footballer to watch, he’s silky.

“You don’t want to have a go at anyone after a performance like this [but] I’d love to see him really grip big games.

“He can perform, we know he can score goals, [but] I want to see him do it in a massive game, one of the big Premier League or Champions League encounters.

“But of course he is a world class player on his day.”

Arsenal now turn their attentions back to the Premier League and their home clash with Middlesbrough at The Emirates this weekend.

 

The north London side have won their last six games in the top flight to leave them level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table.

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