VIDEO: Francis Coquelin's awful attempt at controlling a ball needs to be seen to be believedPublished December 2, 2016
As a destructive defensive midfielder, Francis Coquelin may not be renowned for his technical ability on the ball, but a viral video doing the rounds on social media shows just how far the Frenchman is lagging behind his teammates in this particular aspect of the game.
The 25-year-old joined Gunners stars Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott in attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football controlled and dropped, with hilarious results.
Dropped from a mechanical crane reaching high into the sky, the ball had to be controlled and kept in the air for a period of five seconds for the challenge to be completed.
Standing at an impressive 32 metres, the previous world-record was beaten by winger Theo Walcott, whose new best stands at 34 metres.
But the other headline news was Coquelin’s simply awful attempt at completing the feat himself, with the ball bouncing way into the distance as he sought to bring it under control.
Maybe leave the ball-work to Messrs Ozil, Sanchez and Cazorla next time, Coq?
Francis Coquelin is the new Guinness World Record holder for worst attempt at controlling a football. pic.twitter.com/aYEHUUsKOz— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) December 1, 2016