Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has explained on the club’s official website, the impact midfielder Francis Coquelin has when he comes into the team.
The French midfielder was in revitalised form over the second half of last season, as he returned to the club from a loan spell in the Championship with Charlton.
Arsene Wenger has used him in what has been a problematic holding midfield role for the side and he’s excelled, which creates a difficult dilemma for the manager ahead of the transfer window opening next month.
“He's made the biggest impact this season. Since he came in, we look really solid defensively. He's not a flash player, he doesn't like to go past people,” he said.
“He doesn't get assists and he doesn't score many goals, but the work he does for the team is incredible.”
Arsenal do have the resources to back Arsene Wenger over any player he wants to go after in the transfer market.
However, it will be interesting to see whether he feels Coquelin will be the man who can protect his back four effectively over the course of the next ten to eleven months.
Szczesny is a good player to judge him by because as goalkeeper, he can see the structure and organisation of Arsenal’s defence in front of him.
He clearly believes that Coquelin makes Arsenal a more solid team and a more difficult side to break down and Wenger will be wary about throwing another player into that position, when he does have someone who has proven to be effective in big games.