Arsenal's Coquelin admits he did not expect first team chances just yet
The 20-year old Frenchman has played three times in the Premier League as well as gaining a start in the Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury Town last month and he has also been on the bench for a few Champions League matches.
"I didn't expect to play that much at the beginning of the season," he told Arsenal Player.
"I came back from the [Under-20] World Cup and then played straight away at Manchester United, which was a really hard game.
"He [Wenger] gave me another chance in the Carling Cup and I grabbed it. I think I have done quite well.
"Against Tottenham again it was a really tough game. I am a bit disappointed because we came out of those two games with two defeats - I think we could have done better at White Hart Lane.
"But overall I was pleased to play and hopefully I can get more games. I just try to do my job - tackle, keep the ball and play things easy.
"I thought I would have a chance to play this year as well so I thought I should stay and try and get a place in the first team. At the moment I can't really complain - I have been playing so I'm really pleased with that."