Francis Coquelin sums up Arsenal's season in one word

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Arsene Wenger's side look set to endure a trophyless season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has used the word "frustration" when summing up the Gunners' 2015-16 campaign.

The North Londoners look set to endure a trophyless season, sitting 13 points behind Leicester City - albeit with a game in hand - after already being knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup within days of each other.

With the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United all stuttering, this was considered Arsenal's best chance to win a first league title since 2004, but back-to-back defeats by Swansea and United more or less put paid to their hopes of lifting the trophy.

It has also been another injury-ravaged season for a host of key players such as Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez, and Coquelin, who himself spent a spell on the sidelines, is frustrated at what could have been.

"The word is frustration. With the talent we have we can do something special," he told Sky Sports. "We have six games to do something right, we need to at least win the last six games for us, and for the fans, because they deserve this.

"I understand the fans because I was just a fan when I was injured for two months, you feel it more.

"It was difficult to take, but injuries are always going to happen in a season. At the end of the day you have to get the result. It is frustrating, but we had this February, March period where we lost to Swansea, got knocked out of the Champions League, and lost to Manchester United, so it was difficult."

 

Manager Arsene Wenger has come under fire as a result of his side's imminent failings this term, and it remains to be seen if he will carry on beyond this summer. Should he stick around until next season, he would celebrate 20 years in the job.

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