Ray Parlour tweets concern at Arsenal’s latest injuries

Former Gooner Ray Parlour is particularly worried about Francis Coquelin's injury setback

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Ray Parlour admits he is worried how Arsenal will cope in the absence of injured Francis Coquelin.

The French midfielder was forced off early in the first half of Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday evening.

Wenger revealed that the 23-year-old midfielder sustained a knee injury against the Baggies in his post-match media conference which has left the Gunners boss short on options in midfield.

Coquelin’s replacement Arteta lasted 35 minutes before the veteran Spaniard had to be replaced by France international Mathieu Flamini after the break.

Parlour, who was part of Arsenal’s title-winning sides in 1998 and 2002, is concerned how the north London side will cope without Coquelin in a holding-midfield role.

Arsenal edged into a 1-0 lead against West Brom thanks to Olivier Giroud’s opener in the 28th minute.

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However, James Morrison equalised seven minutes later before Arteta’s own goal left the Gunners trailing at half-time.

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