Arsenal media round-up: Henry brands Coquelin lucky after latest win

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A round up of news stories this morning about Arsenal.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been quoted by ESPN claiming that Francis Coquelin was lucky not to be sent off against Crystal Palace.

The French midfielder was treading a fine line after being booked early by referee Lee Mason, who could have arguably shown him a second yellow on at least two occasions.

He was subsequently withdrawn during the second half with Arsene Wenger wary of potentially going a man down during the game.

“You have to be smarter, play with your brain. Go, put pressure, stop. He left himself exposed for a red card and he got lucky, he was allowed to be substituted,” said Henry.

The Daily Express has named Arsenal as one of the teams reportedly interested in making a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze.

The Gunners appear to be keeping an eye on the transfer market, as Wenger mulls over new additions before the transfer deadline.

The German is rated as one of the best current midfielders in the Bundesliga.

The Sun on Sunday has reported that Arsenal are keen on a move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Evans appears to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, with the Gunners arguably in need of some defensive back-up.

However, whether Evans would move accepting that he won’t automatically be first choice is debatable.

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