Francis Coquelin takes subtle dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League semi final against Valencia

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Arsenal secure a 3-1 Europa League semi final first leg win over Valencia (Picture: Getty)‘It would be a very special feeling to win against Arsenal, especially because I couldn’t play in the first game,’ Coquelin said.‘But even more it would be special to reach the final and make another small bit of history with this club.’‘Away from home they [Arsenal] are a different team. They drop the intensity a little bit and that means we can score goals and do damage, especially with the attack that we have.‘The team is ready to make a comeback. The goal we scored there helps us a lot. It will be a difficult game but with the quality we have, we believe we can do it.‘The fans always help us a lot at home, they did against Getafe in the cup when we made a spectacular comeback and the team is ready to do the same again.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 May 2019 1:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Francis Coquelin takes subtle dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League semi final against Valencia Francis Coquelin joined Valencia from Arsenal last January (Picture: Getty)Francis Coquelin believes his former Arsenal side will wilt under pressure and throw away their two-goal advantage in Thursday’s Europa League semi final second leg against Valencia.The Frenchman missed out on making an emotional return to the Emirates a week ago due to suspension and was unable to prevent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette dovetailing to help Unai Emery’s men build a potentially significant advantage.Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League qualification now rest on winning Europe’s second tier competition following a disastrous run of results, culminating in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home against Brighton.AdvertisementAdvertisementCoquelin, who failed to score in 160 appearances for Arsenal, has noted his old club’s wretched away form and is confident Los Ches are capable of completing a comeback at the Mestalla.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img

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