The Frenchman has admitted that he’s not surprise by the impact his fellow countryman has had because of the fact he gets to watch him up close in training on a daily basis.
“That, for me, is the most important. I don't think the personal situation of every player is important. I think the collective is more important,” he said.
“When the team is winning there is not much to say, except working hard and trying to prove every day you can get back in the team. It's a situation I accept.”
“Now he (Coquelin) has been doing very well since he played for the team. I'm not surprised because we have the chance to play with him every day, but I'm really pleased with him.”
The FA Cup final this weekend presents Arsene Wenger with plenty of team selection dilemmas, but it would be a major surprise if Coquelin doesn’t start in the role just in front of the side’s back four.
Coquelin is an aggressive and gutsy sort of player who will give Arsenal something a little bit different against a very young and talented Aston Villa midfield.
For Flamini, the focus will be on making sure that he can feature for the team at some point next season across all competitions after having hopefully earning a new contract.
According to transfermarkt, his current contract expires at the end of next month and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he gets a one-year rolling deal or a similar sort of contract after the game at Wembley on Saturday.