Arsenal’s Coquelin: Capital One Cup is a big chance for silverware

14:47 13 November 2012

Francis Coquelin. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA wire

Francis Coquelin. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Midfielder Francis Coquelin is confident Arsenal can triumph in the Capital One Cup this season as they look to end their seven-year trophy drought.

The Gunners face League Two Bradford in the quarter-finals next month, with Chelsea the only other top four club left in the competition.

Coquelin played in the Gunners’ 6-1 thumping of Coventry City in the third round and their remarkable 7-5 win over Reading.

The 21-year-old knows Arsenal have a big chance in the competition and is hoping to progress to the last four with victory at Bradford.

“Well if we can show the same spirit that we showed in the second half against Reading, and even in the game against Coventry, then we have a good chance to go through and maybe win the cup,” he told Arsenal’s official matchday programme for Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Fulham.

“It’s a big opportunity to get silverware,” he added.

“Maybe people will look at us and Chelsea as the favourites, but we are only thinking about Bradford.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Submit your Arsenal player ratings

Latest Arsenal news

Friday, March 27, 2015
Mateo Kovacic of FC Inter (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic has suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury on international duty with Croatia, chief medic Boris Nemec confirmed.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Roy Hodgson is set to hand Harry Kane his England debut (Pictures: Getty)

England manager Roy Hodgson has backed man-of-the-moment Harry Kane to succeed in international football - but stopped short of revealing whether he would make his debut against Lithuania.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Liverpool player Daniel Sturridge (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Daniel Sturridge will join Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard on the sidelines for Liverpool’s crucial Premier League game against Arsenal, while Raheem Sterling remains a doubt.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Andros Townsend of Tottenham (Photo by PA)

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has criticised Roy Hodgson’s decision to pick Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker for the England squad.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Theo Walcott of England  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England manager Roy Hodgson says Theo Walcott must earn his spot in the Arsenal first team in “an important few months” for the 26-year-old.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Arsenal Transfer News