Even though Arsenal actually got a rare opening day win at the start of last season, with Laurent Koscielny getting a last minute winner against Crystal Palace, the Gunners did not have muxch else to cheer about in the first few months of the season.
And it would have been a whole lot worse if we did not have our one man wrecking machine that is Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international star was almost single handedly responsible in dragging Arsenal along for a while, even though he was new to the club, country and the Premier League.
If it was not for Alexis we might5 even have failed to make the Champions League group stage as he scored the only goal of the two legs and gave the team a lot more besides with his tireless work. No wonder people were calling us a one man team.
So it is no surprise to see the Daily Mail reporting that Alexis could be in line for a return to the Arsenal starting line up as we are already in need of a rescue job after the shock first day loss.
I doubt that Wenger would have brought him on so early against West Ham if he was really worried about the player’s fitness. And we know that the former Barcelona star will be desperate to play. He may have looked rusty but he still looked our best chance of a goal and perhaps the best way for him to get sharp is to play. Would you start him on Sunday?