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Francis Coquelin: Everyone's fighting for each other


Midfielder Francis Coquelin praised Arsenal's "team spirit" ahead of the last part of the campaign.

A solid regular in Arsene Wenger's midfield since returning from his Charlton Athletic loan spell, the 23-year-old is happy to provide the needed balance in Arsenal's offensive-minded formation.

"Everyone can tell everyone off so that's a good thing," Coquelin told the club's official website.

"Everyone's fighting for each other and the team spirit is good so everyone can say what they think.

"With every player we've got going forward, you need someone with a defensive mindset as well.

"If I can give the team a good balance - because we've got quite a few players going forward - hopefully we can get back to keeping more clean sheets soon.

"I always had confidence in myself so I knew I could do big things.

"Arsenal is a big club with quality players and when you get a chance you have to take it and show what you can do.

"It took a bit of time for me but in the end I got my chance and now I'm just trying to do my best for the team."

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