The young Frenchman has relished the chance to link up with his famous compatriot since the 34-year-old returned on loan.
"Thierry brings all his experience to the team," Coquelin told arsenal.com. "He has done a lot of great things through his career. He brings something more to the team and to the club.
"He doesn't need to play to bring something to the team. He talks a lot in the dressing room for example and when he comes on, he adds value to the team."