Arsenal have been struggling this past week, and in every line-up I am questioning the selection on the left-hand side of our attack, and I can’t see why we can’t move Alexis back to the left in order to play a stronger XI.
It feels almost as if Alexis Sanchez has been outplaying and outfighting teams almost on his own up front, with Mesut Ozil struggling for consistency this term, and only Theo Walcott earning his spot on a regular basis.
Alex Iwobi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey (when fit) have been vying for the remaining spot in our attack, but with Olivier Giroud having already proven he is well up to the task on a number of occasions, I cant believe the Chilean hasn’t been rotated to start in that spot on occasion.
I know Alexis has been our star this year and we need to do our utmost to keep him happy, and hope this persuades him to sign on the dotted line, but nothing more than wins will keep him running on full confidence and at his peak morale.
We all love him playing centrally, as he has grown into the role perfectly, but I don’t see how fielding Iwobi or the Ox was a positive selection yesterday.
It would seem that Wenger thinks that Lucas Perez hasn’t had enough football to be selected to start, although he has been exceptional when called upon, which leaves us with the only other option of returning Alexis to the wing, and playing Giroud up front.
The Frenchman gets plenty of stick but I remain a big fan of his. His goals speak for themselves and his professionalism is highlighted by his attitude to being left on the bench to accommodate Alexis in his favoured central role this term.
He has shown on more than one occasion that he is willing and ready at all moments to come in and do his job, winning us more than one match from the bench this term, and he deserves to be considered when trying to field our best XI.
Should Alexis have started yesterday back on the wing? Does he lose that much by being dropped back to the flanks?