Francis Coquelin is making his comeback from a two-month layoff in Arsenal’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Burnley this afternoon. It was nearly brought to an abrupt end…by teammate Kieran Gibbs!
In the build-up to Burnley’s equaliser, Gibbs slipped on the edge of the box and comically took out the French midfielder, who appeared to be in real pain in the aftermath of the inadvertent collision.
Gibbs taking out Coquelin in the build up to Burnley’s equaliser.
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It looked as though Coquelin had been caught with a glancing blow on the ankle as he writhed around on the floor, but the 24-year-old eventually got back to his feet to complete a first half which ended 1-1.
Calum Chambers opened the scoring on 19 minutes for the Premier League title contenders, only for Sam Vokes to equalise for the Championship promotion hopefuls on the half-hour mark at the Emirates.
Anchor man Coquelin has developed into a key figure for the Gunners over the last year, and Arsene Wenger would be cursed to lose him again, especially at the hands, or feet, of one of his own players!
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