Arsenal round-up: Francis Coquelin replacement could be bought in January

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Coquelin replacements

With Francis Coquelin expected to be out injured for as long as three months, it’s no wonder that the rumour mill - at least the Daily Mail's - is suggesting Arsenal could dip into the market for a replacement.

Step forward usual suspects William Carvalho and Lars Bender, both of whom Arsene Wenger supposedly sees as ideal replacements for the Frenchman.

Obviously taking either of those two from their respective clubs will prove a problem, but Wenger certainly needs cover to protect his defence.

Here's what Arsenal will miss without Coquelin:

Europa League a possibility

Moving forward, Wenger has vowed to take the Europa League seriously if Arsenal are eliminated from the Champions League tonight.

The Gunners could be knocked out if they lose to Dinamo Zagreb or other results go against them, but they might not be saying goodbye to European football for the season altogether.

Wenger ready for action

Last but not least, it’s Wenger again - excuse us. The Frenchman has promised to ‘do what’s needed’ in the January transfer window, though he also conceded that the winter market isn’t an ideal one.

With Arsenal facing a fair few problems, and fans as expectant as ever, there’s a good deal of work to be done come the start of next year.

Wenger might well struggle to get it all done whilst also keeping his side on course for major silverware. Let us know your thoughts in the box below.

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