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Francis Coquelin has been left frustrated by Arsenals slump after the winter, but says the current side can do something special in the future. Adidas Stars Jerseys . Arsenal were top of the league at Christmas, but have won just six of their last 15 league games and were knocked out of both the FA Cup and Champions League at the last 16 stage.They now sit 13 points off leaders Leicester, albeit with a game in hand, and Coquelin could not hide his frustration at the loss in form around February and March. Coquelin was sent off in the 2-2 draw at Tottenham earlier in the season In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Coquelin said: Its difficult. The league is not over yet, but its difficult, I give you that. Its frustrating because this season we had quite a lot of injuries at the same times. Santi [Cazorla], Alexis [Sanchez], I got injured as well, and when the team was in a good run.It was difficult to take, but injuries are always going to happen in a season. At the end of the day you have to get the result. It is frustrating, but we had this February, March period where we lost to Swansea, got knocked out of the Champions League, and lost to Manchester United, so it was difficult. I dont think its a mental block. You can have bad periods in November as well, but theres always a part in the season where we drop off a little bit and ease off, playing so well and then suddenly change.When you look at the league this season its crazy as well. You look at the table and I dont think anybody could have predicted it at this time of the year. Its a crazy season, but looking at it, I think everyone believes we could have done something better and been in a stronger position. Arsenal have won just six of their last 15 league games Arsenal have six games remaining to finish the season on a high, but with the pressure piling on manager Arsene Wenger, their summer transfer activity could be defining again.They are without a Premier League trophy since 2004, but Coquelin is convinced the current crop of stars has the talent to achieve more than they currently are.With the talent weve got and the potential weve got, we should be higher in the table. Leicester are seven points clear with five games remaining When you look at the potential in the team we have, its normal that the fans and everyone expects us to win the title. It hasnt happened for so long and you can understand the frustration of the fans, and we all do get frustrated as well, because we do want this title. We want it badly as well.The word is frustration. With the talent we have we can do something special. We have six games to do something right, we need to at least win the last six games for us, and for the fans, because they deserve this.I understand the fans because I was just a fan when I was injured for two months, you feel it more.Last season I think we had 10 wins in a row to finish, and we can do it. We owe the fans because theyre always behind us, whether away or at home. If we finish the season strong who knows what can happen.Watch the extended interview with Coquelin on Soccer Saturday from midday on Sky Sports News HQ Also See: Wilshere completes 90 minutes Mersons predictions Ox and Cazorla return to training WATCH: Seven games, six days Green Stars Jerseys . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Cheap Stars Jerseys .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.authenticstarsshopnhl.com/ . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. TORONTO -- One game into the World Cup of Hockey, the United States is on the verge of elimination.The U.S. goes into its showdown against Canada on Tuesday night needing a victory to survive and give itself a chance to advance to the semifinals.A loss in the opener to Team Europe and Europes overtime victory over the Czech Republic on Monday made this a win-or-go-home game for the Americans.U.S. players circled the game against Canada as the biggest game of the tournament as soon as the schedule was released. Based on their precarious position, it has become exactly that.We were looking forward to this game as a great measuring stick, and the result of not winning the first game is its also for our lives now, center David Backes said. We cant hold anything back. This is all the chips on the table for our team, and we need to play desperate.Coach John Tortorella called it the Americans championship game even before it was clear that they had to win to stay alive. He expects a charged atmosphere at Air Canada Centre, where the U.S is the enemy and is facing a must-win game.Playing there, against them, everybody wants us knocked out, Tortorella said Monday. I cant wait, and I think our players cant wait for this game to start. Its going to be a blast.The United States focus has been on Canada, but the host and tournament favorite is focused on itself. Goaltender Carey Price called facing the U.S. just another game, and Canada is going about its business as usual.The most important game youre playing in these tournaments is the one youre playing tomorrow, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said.Canadian players even brushed aside eliminating the U.S. as a source of motivation. Canada just wants to beat everyone.I dont think we really look at their situation, defenseman Jay Bouwmeester said. I think we know the magnitude of the game just because of who were playing -- the rivalry and all that.For us, I dont think we should really be concerned. We know how important it is [for the U.S.], but its important to us, too, because weve got to win those games to move on.Canada would clinch a spoot in the semifinals for itself and Europe with a win. White Stars Jerseys. Some things to watch when the U.S. faces Canada:Kane and Abdelkader -- Hart Trophy winner Patrick Kane is expected to play on a line with grinder Justin Abdelkader and center Derek Stepan. Abdelkader isnt a linemate anyone expected to play with Kane, but Tortorella thinks the Detroit Red Wings winger has been strong and needs to play more.I need to get in on the forecheck, use my size, use my physicality to create opportunities, Abdelkader said. Wherever he uses me, wherever he puts me, Ill be ready. Im not going to change anything with my game.Containing Crosby -- If the U.S. is going to have any success, itll have to keep Canadas potent first line of Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron from doing too much damage. Checking center Brandon Dubinsky has guarded Crosby many times, but stopping the Canadian captain will require a team effort.Price perfect -- Price hasnt allowed a goal in international competition in 224:19, counting the World Cup opener and the semifinal and final at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. U.S. goaltender Jonathan Quick was brilliant against Canada in Sochi, allowing one goal on a deflection by Jamie Benn, whos injured and not playing in this tournament.Back to buff -- All signs point to defenseman Dustin Byfuglien and forward Kyle Palmieri being back in the U.S. lineup after being healthy scratches in the loss to Europe. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Byfuglien is a physical force with a big shot on the power play who can make a difference against Canada, which isnt changing anything.Stamkos chances -- Steven Stamkos, motivated by missing Sochi with a broken leg and by playing close to his hometown, looks due to break through after four shots on goal in Canadas opener.To try and keep a goal scorer like that off the sheet is not easy, especially when he has that many looks, center Ryan Getzlaf said. As long as were getting those opportunities, thats the main thing. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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