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Arsene Wenger has reacted to what Francis Coquelin did after 0-0 draw v Red Star

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f you happened to miss Arsenal's game v Red Star on Thursday night, then lucky you.

Dreadful. Boring. Diabolical. These are just a few words that can describe the contest last night, that eventually ended in a dire 0-0 draw.

In fairness to Arsenal, like all of their Europa League games this year, they fielded a second-string team, with established names such as Alexis Sanchez, Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil all given the night off.

Even so, it was still a shocking performance, and Arsenal fans would have been expecting more against the Serbian side.

And, even though the result proved enough to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Europa League, fans of the north London side were not happy with their team's performance.


Although few players could come away from last night's spectacle knowing they put in a good performance, Francis Coquelin received the majority of abuse for his performance.

The Frenchman has flattered to deceive whenever called upon last night, and Arsenal fans have previously vented their frustration, but last night proved to be for the final straw for many.

Not only was he getting laughed at by Twitter users, he was also heckled by fans at the Emirates, and the former Charlton loanee was not happy.


Fans were heard booing after the game; probably justified after they had to sit through 90 minutes of what was an extremely poor game.

And Coquelin was pictured next to the stands at the end of the match, appearing to be arguing with Arsenal fans about why they were jeering.


After being asked about the incident in his post-match interview, Wenger said: "People are not used to seeing no goals at the Emirates and it's frustrating for us that we didn't score.

"I didn't see what happened with Coquelin because I went down the tunnel straight after the final whistle but it is part of the learning process for the young players to be part of these kind of games.

"We have ten points from four games and we want to compete in every competition so we will continue with the rotation policy which has served us well so far."

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