Coquelin - Why Santi partnership works

Francis Coquelin puts his flourishing partnership with Santi Cazorla down to the “good chemistry” between them.

The Arsenal duo won plaudits last season for their combination play at the base of the midfield, and that was again in evidence in the victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Coquelin is happy with his connection with the Spaniard, but accepts that there is stiff competition for a place in the Gunners' midfield.

“It is easy to play alongside Santi because he is such a great player,” Coquelin told Arsenal Player. “We had a good chemistry last season, but there are many great players at this club that we can all play with each other.

“That is the great thing about this squad; anyone can play and we can still get a result.

“Last season with Santi was something special because we got a lot of praise, but the most important thing is that no matter who plays, we can get the result.”

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