Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin celebrates his 26th birthday on Saturday, and the club sent out a message on social media wishing him well, but it wasn’t met with the kindest of responses from Gunners fans.
???? Francis turns 26 today pic.twitter.com/laNQlBihMM
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 13, 2017
Despite making 36 appearances in all competitions this season and only extending his stay at the Emirates until 2021 in January, the Frenchman has struggled to impress in the middle of the park in what has been a largely disappointing campaign for Arsene Wenger’s side.
The north London outfit’s still face an uphill task if they are to qualify for the Champions League and they will know that they will need to beat Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday evening to keep the pressure up on Manchester City and Liverpool.
Arsenal supporters were quick to give their reaction to news of Coquelin’s birthday themselves via Twitter, with many hoping the club gets rid of the midfielder this summer.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@Arsenal Sell him
— V͟͟i͟͟n͟͟a͟͟y͟͟a͟͟k (@vinayakAFC) May 13, 2017
@Arsenal He needs to turn to a new club
— Economy Is Tighter (@UnoThemOnes) May 13, 2017
@Arsenal Pay some club to buy him off from us
— Haz (@Belleriniesta) May 13, 2017
@Arsenal 1 year closer to retirement, thankfully.
— En (@EnEngin14) May 13, 2017
@Arsenal give him a day off today to celebrate
— andrzej zagula (@andrzej_zagula) May 13, 2017
— LDN GOONER (@OhffsArsenal) May 13, 2017