Francis Coquelin: Arsenal can win the Champions League this season

Francis Coquelin believes Arsenal are capable of winning the Champions League this season.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Francis Coquelin of Arsenal celebrates after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old Frenchman is enjoying life at the Emirates and admitted he hoped to finish his career at the club.

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Having come through their youth team, Coquelin has established himself as a vital member of the first-team squad under Arsene Wenger and now has lofty ambitions.

He’s convinced there’s been a change in mentality at Arsenal as the relatively young squad have matured together and that the ‘loser’ tag placed on this side is unfair.

And he believes that Arsenal’s time could well be now.

‘Yes, it [the loser tag] annoys me because I think that there was a policy of rebuilding here, and now we have a team of men, whereas before our team was made up of young, talented players.

‘And I think that’s what is going to make the difference at crunch time.

‘Winning the Champions League [this year]?


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