After Arsene Wenger finally got the Arsenal chequebook out and spent something like the sort of money we have been hoping he would for years during this summer´s transfer window, Arsenal fans have been a little disappointed and frustrated that we have not seen more of two of those big signings so far this season.
Shkodran Mustafi has been an ever present since his arrival but with the defensive injury crisis facing the club the boss had little choice but to throw him in at the deep end. The Frenchman has been more cautious with Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez, however, and the way the Spanish striker struggled to make an impact on his debut against Southampton perhaps you can understand why.
Lucas certainly made his mark away to Nottingham Forest in the EFL cup last night though. A well taken penalty followed by a great solo effort and a good set up for Chamberlain´s goal had the boss buzzing and showed us all why he went for the relatively unknown Deportivo La Coruna forward.
Now Wenger has a big decision to make ahead of the visit of Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday and it is a good decision to have, especially if Giroud is still not going to feature. Will he now drop Alexis Sanchez back to the left and play the pacy Perez through the middle, with Walcott on the other side.
I must admit I like the look of that front three, with Ozil supplying the ammunition for them to work with. Lots of pace and talent and all three of them in good form and feeling confident should give the shaky Chelsea defence a really tough time. Would you go with Lucas after his cup heroics?