By Chris Harris

Francis Coquelin believes Arsenal can take plenty of positives from their Carling Cup exit on Tuesday.

Arsène Wenger's young side stood toe-to-toe with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium and created the better chances but they succumbed to a late breakaway that was expertly finished by Sergio Aguero.

Coquelin was one of the stand-out performers alongside midfield partner Emmanuel Frimpong and the Frenchman was proud of Arsenal's display.

"It was a really good effort, I thought we did really well," he told Arsenal Player.

"Manchester City played a strong side and it was a hard game but we did well and we're disappointed to lose. In the first half we did well and we had a strong second half.

"We will take the positives from tonight when we look back at it. We have learned a lot. When you play in front of this crowd there is always something for us to learn."

The full interview with Francis is available on Arsenal Player.

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