Francis Coquelin is itching for a return to football action.
The 24-year-old is rueing the ligament damage to his right knee which led to his substitution in the 14th minute against West Brom and will see him not return till February.
He has seen the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Calum Chambers claim his spot and is relishing the idea of returning to help the team clinch the long awaited Premier League title
He said: “We are not trying to hide, we know what we want this season and obviously I want to be part of it again. I had a little [injury] but everyone who has come in has been performing.”
There is no doubt that he has been sorely missed in the side and it is safe to say that Mathieu Flamini’s presence helped avert the looming disaster which was bound to happen last month.
It was widely reported by some sources that Francis Coquelin could be out of the team for as long as three months while some said the player could be sidelined for over four months, depending on the sources you read. However, he is set for a return by February and is on course to play the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona