It was a great day in the Premier League for Arsenal yesterday, almost perfect in fact. With all three of our goal shy strikers finding the back of the net and helping Arsenal put in a massively improved performance and inflict a first defeat of the season on Leicester City.
And those three points for the Gunners have made the EPL table a much better thing to look at after Man City lost again and Chelsea could only manage a draw against struggling Newcastle. As I said, though, it was almost perfect but not quite.
For one thing we lost Mathieu Flamini to a hamstring injury. Arsene Wenger suggested in a report on the Arsenal website that Francis Coquelin might be fit enough to play this week, with the Greek champions Olympiakos coming to London for a Champions League game on Tuesday.
I am not sure that we should risk Le Coq for that game though. The other thing that was not perfect about yesterday was another win for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal´s team now sits on top of the league and they are our next Premier League opponents, so we really need Coquelin to be fir and fresh next weekend.
If there is any doubt about his match fitness then, I think we will have to start with Arteta on Tuesday. It might be a risk but in a home game against Olympiakos, the Gunners should still be able to win comfortably, don´t you think?