Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday that, although Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are not exactly 100 percent match fit after coming back off the injury list, he does have the full squad of Arsenal players to choose from. The fact that this is the first game this season when he has been able to say that does highlight the massive problems the boss has been faced with again this season and we can only wonder what might have been had he been able to call on his strongest XI every week as Leicester and the Spuds have.
These are just ifs and buts though, and what Wenger needs to do now is focus on getting the best from his squad for the rest of the season and I wonder if that means bringing the quality of Cazorla back into the middle. To be fair to Mohamed Eleney, the January signing has been pretty impressive in the box to box role but Santi is something special and having the Spaniard fit and in form would improve just about any side.
He is also a more creative player and that is what we need to break down what is likely to be a stubborn and spirited Norwich side. Cazorla and Coquelin together were brilliant for us last season and at the start of this one and I would put the pair back together, but he could also use Elneny in the deep lying role and give us even more thrust going forward.
Aaron Ramsey has been in pretty average form of late and has certainly not nailed down his place in my opinion. Do you think Wenger is going to bring Santi straight back and what impact do you expect the little magician to have?