The French midfielder finally made his breakthrough with the Gunners last season, returning from a loan spell at Charlton Athletic before swiftly and surprisingly becoming a key part of Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.
This season Coquelin has not quite hit the heights of the previous campaign and he has been out of action recently due to injury. However, the 24-year-old is now back and ready to feature for Arsenal in the Champions League if called upon, and Oxlade-Chamberlin for one cannot wait to have him back on the pitch.
Speaking to Arsenal.com ahead of the match against Olympiakos on Tuesday evening, the England international said, “Francis has always been an amazing player.
“When I think about Arsenal I think he’s a massive vocal part of our team, and he proves that week after week and in training as well.”
Arsenal certainly need as many of their top players as possible out there later this week, with the Gunners having lost their opening group match of this season’s Champions League earlier in the month.
With Bayern Munich waiting just around the corner, Arsenal have to get three points on the board before they face the Bundesliga giants.