Arsenal U-20 World Cup Report

We have two players at the U-20 World Cup as well as one potential player in Joel Campbell playing as well for Costa Rica.  French midfielder and striker Francis Coquelin, and Giles Sunu both enjoyed successful loan spells at Lorient last season and have spent the summer with their national teams at the U-20 World Cup.

The first game against Colombia was not pretty for France but Giles Sunu scored the only goal of the game for France and it was quite a beauty.  Here it is:

Francis Coquelin played all 90 minutes and put in a good shift, but not good enough to beat the rampant Colombians who have taken 6 points out of their 2 games and will look to go undefeated against Korea.

France’s second game was against Korea in which they won 3-1 and again Giles Sunu scored for France but this time from a set piece which is here:

Coquelin also played all 90 minutes and was a solid performer.  Coquelin will be looking to be in Arsene Wenger’s mind when he gets back from the World Cup as he will see a few reserves being promoted today to the first team.  Sunu on the other hand has been rumored to be on his way back to Lorient for another loan spell but in my opinion Arsene should look to give him a chance in the Premier League with Afobe being promoted and a possible need for a striker at Arsenal with a few players leaving for the African Cup.

Lastly we have Joel Campbell who has played with Costa Rica in this U-20 World Cup and has been in negotiations with Arsenal.  Costa Rica did not start off well losing their first game to Spain but have recovered against Australia winning 3-2 and scoring 2 outstanding goals!  Check them out!


Posted on August 5, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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