Francis Coquelin give amazing reaction to Arsenal's goal vs Spurs

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Footballers sometimes get accused of not caring about the game as much as the fans, but after a new video emerged of Francis Coquelin's reaction to Arsenal's goal against Tottenham during Sunday's north London derby, the same can't be said of him.

The Gunners took the lead late in the first half thanks to an own goal from Tottenham man Kevin Wimmer, but were pegged back in the second period by a Harry Kane penalty.

And while the game failed to live up to the expectations, getting one over the old rivals clearly meant a lot to the French midfielder – even if it was short lived.

However, the result means that Arsene Wenger's men missed the opportunity to claim the top spot going into the international break, but while Arsenal fans can do nothing about that, they can at least enjoy the midfielder's reaction to the goal, which was picked up by one eagle-eyed fan.

Derby days are generally passionate affairs, and fans will be heartened to see the 25-year-old taking so much pleasure in seeing a Tottenham player nodding one into his own net.

In the video, the player seems to run away from the rest of his teammates who are celebrating together to launch into a passionate fist pumping session on his own.

Of course, for Coquelin it must feel good just to be back on the pitch for such a big game. In September the midfielder was ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury.

Having sustained the problem thanks to a challenge from Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, he was forced off halfway through the first half of that game, with worries over whether the injury would keep him out for another long spell.

Having established himself as a key member of the side's midfield over the past two years, he has not seen as much game time as he would have liked this term, recording just six appearances across all competitions so far.


Of course, this is now the second reaction of Coquelin's highlighted from the game.

Early on in the first half he was fouled by eventual own-goal scorer Kevin Wimmer in a full on challenge, and appeared to spin around on the ground as if he were break dancing.

So it seems all eyes were on the Frenchman on Sunday for one reason or another.

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