It is a commonly known football fact that, although sometimes certain players are not too keen to keep playing for certain clubs or managers (ahem Alexis Sanchez ahem Coutinho) they do not want to be sat on the bench for most of the time. Our own Olivier Giroud made his feelings about being a sub quite clear last season but thankfully for the Gunners he responded in the right way by showing his worth wto the manager when his chances came around.
The problem for players and to a lesser extent the managers is that every club needs a strong squad if they are to cope with the numerous competitions as well as the problems that can occur through injury, fatigue, loss of form or discipline over the course of a season, so some players will inevitable play less than they would like.
We do not yet know for sure whether Arsene Wenger has Giroud in mind as a super sub again this season but I would expect so, especially if Arsenal do hold on to our Chilean star striker, but I wonder if Aaron Ramsey could be set to play the same sort of role.
He certainly did a Giroud when coming on against Leciester on Friday and Ramsey has had his fair share of injuries which have often come about from a busy schedule of games, so perhaps he could be an impact player for Arsenal from midfield just as the big Frenchman is up top.
With the likes of Coquelin, Xhaka, Elneny and hopefully Cazorla competing for those midfield spots you could say that the always attack minded Welshman is a bit of a luxury player whose impact off the bench could be more than from the start, don’t you think?