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Petr Cech pipped to Arsenal Player of the Month award by impressive French midfielder

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has been voted as the club’s Player of the Month for August, the official website has revealed.

The Frenchman started in all five games for the Gunners last month and was particularly impressive in the goalless draw against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, where he produced a number of fine tackles to ensure the visitors did not claim all three points.

His performance in the club’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace was a hot topic in the media following the game at Selhurst Park as many felt he should have been sent-off after committing a number of fouls throughout his 64 minutes on the field.

However, his contributions during August has been recognised by Gunners supporters and they have chosen Coquelin over new signing Petr Cech, who was just as impressive against the Reds as he pulled off two magnificent saves in the first-half and Community Shield match-winner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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With manager Arsene Wenger choosing not to add another midfielder to the squad during the summer transfer window, there is likely to be huge pressure on Coquelin to maintain his good form in order to keep the club in the mix for the Premier League title.

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