Some Arsenal players have put out a serious ask for a first team spot! by Konstantin Mitov
Good day to all of you lovely Arsenal people out there! It’s another win for the Arsenal and another four goals. This time against Championship side Nottingham forest, who feature a familiar face in Nick Bendtner! I know the EFL cup is not the biggest stage to mark a performance, but some players for me really showed why they should be considered for the first team.
I’ll start with the obvious one of Granit Xhaka. Never mind the second thunderbolt in a row he scored, why is he on the bench for the likes of Coquelin is beyond me. He and Elneny looked so solid. I am amazed that we pick Coquelin and Cazorla, when Elneny and Xhaka have twice the energy, equal, if not better, technique and more physical presence.
Moving onwards, Lucas Perez scored a penalty and a second goal that highlighted exactly why we bought him. He was left chasing a through ball, gave the defender a little push to unsettle him, wanted the ball more and rolled it in the net after passing by the keeper. He also gave Chambo an assist. I think we should give him a chance instead of playing Alexis up front, when we don’t have good enough wingers to replace him if he goes through the middle, but we do have strikers.
On that topic, I’m wondering if Arsene has had a breakdown with Giroud. It’s strange how Giroud played for France, yet he’s not fit enough to play for us? Smells like Red Herring here, but we are facing Chelsea next and it’s one where we have to stand up and shrug out a performance against a side that has Arsene’s number every time we play them.
The squad selection for Saturday will speak volumes. Chelsea will be well equipped for Sanchez on his own up front. On the other hand we’d have to deal with Costa. Mustafi and Kos will have a big test on their hands. Up front we are uncertain who our main striker is and in my opinion our midfield will be really stretched if we opt for Cazorla and Coquelin again.
They played extra time. Hopefully we’d pick our best squad and finally get a result on Saturday. Looking forward to it!