Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin reacts to Thierry Henry’s nickname for him

Francis Coquelin admits he had a chuckle about Thierry Henry's new nickname for him

Francis Coquelin has admitted that he found Thierry Henry’s new nickname for him hillarious.

The former Arsenal striker labelled the midfielder as ‘Colombo’ and ‘the police officer’ during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the Gunners’ 1-0 victory at Burnley earlier this month.

Coquelin has made the holding midfield role his own at Arsenal in recent weeks with a series of impressive performances in front of the Gunners’ defence.

And the 23-year-old midfielder revealed his delight at learning about his new nickname given to him by Arsenal’s all-time record goal-scorer.

Speaking to Arsenal Player, Coquelin said: “I was laughing, to be honest, when I heard that.

“Thierry loves a bit of banter so I got him on the phone after that as well. He actually said to me that he will make the fans sing a song about Colombo for me.

“My position, to be honest, is quite like a police officer, so I understand his point. It’s a nickname now.”

Coquelin played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal needed extra-time to beat Reading 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday as they set up an FA Cup final clash with Aston Villa.

The midfielder, who has made 17 Premier League appearances this season, will be expecting to feature when Arsenal host Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners are currently second in the table.

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