Ian Wright has claimed that Arsenal should consider playing without both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
The Gunners earned a hard-fought draw away to Chelsea this weekend, in a match they very-well could have won, and the intriguing part is that neither of our so-called key men started the match.
Aaron Ramsey put in a dogged performance in central midfield, while Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi took up the advanced roles generally occupied by the German and Chilean superstars,
Ian Wright has now claimed that the pair should stay out of the team if they cannot work within the team’s togetherness, after watching an impressive display on Sunday v Chelsea.
“If I had that team fit against, what Ramsey said resonated with me,” Wright said.
“I think that team looks together.
“Ozil and Sanchez will mess up the dynamics with what we saw the other day.”
Alexis did come off the bench to cause Chelsea problems in the second-half, although it wasn’t enough to walk away with all three points, but we did look a composed team before he entered the pitch.
Both players in question were linked with moves away from the club in the previous transfer window, with both currently looking at possible free transfers come the end of the season, and you would expect both to fight to play especially considering the World Cup will take place next summer.
Forcing the duo to sit and watch others start ahead of them may well force them to work harder, although I’m not sure Alexis is able to work harder than he always does.
I think Sanchez is one who always gives his all, and does bring that team work ethic into the side, and have to disagree with Wright on that one.
Do they deserve to be benched? Are they too good to leave out? Is the team more together without them?