Alexis Sanchez has been Arsenal’s most valuable player since joining the club back in 2014, but pundits are claiming that Danny Welbeck is more important to our side at present.
The Chilean was left out of the starting line-up against Chelsea last weekend, and our side earned a hard-fought 0-0 draw away to the champions, and were in fact unlucky not to have come away with more than one point.
Welbeck is known to have caused the Blues problems before, and is now being said to be ahead of Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order.
“Playing against Chelsea last weekend, you knew Welbeck had to start in front of Sanchez,” Nicholas said.
“At the moment Alexis Sanchez doesn’t fit in. Sanchez is the best player on his day but at the moment if Welbeck was fit, he starts.”
When asked if Welbeck was an automatic starter, Nicholas said: “Yes he is because of his pace and his movement.
“He’s not the most natural finisher, and he will frustrate the life out of a lot of people but he stretches defences with his pace and movement every day of the week.
“That’s why he played him at Chelsea. There was a reason behind it.
“He scored two goals the previous weekend and his pace and movement helped Alexandre Lacazette, who is a proven No 9. We just don’t know how committed Sanchez is since his move to Manchester City collapsed.
“The options Arsenal require up front are pace and movement and Welbeck gives you that.
“If it’s Welbeck up closer to Lacazette and then Welbeck on the left then so be it.”
Is Welbeck really more important to our side than Alexis? Could Alexis not play on the opposite wing to Welbz?