Arsene Wenger made a few changes to the Arsenal starting line-up for the trip to Aston Villa and it could hardly have gone better for the Frenchman. The Gunners looked sharp, solid, full of energy and well balanced. So has the boss found the winning formula for the Gunners?
To a certain extent I would say yes, but it is a bit more complex than that. What does eem clear is that Mesut Ozil is finding his fitness and needs to play in that central playmaking role. But the German is really just the grease that makes the Arsenal engine work fluidly and he needs the right players around him to make the most of his talent.
I don’t think, either, that Alexis Sanchez will drop out of the team for long, that was probably just to give the Chilean a rest after he played every game since joining the club. Also, I think that Wenger will still try to find a place for Jack Wilshere and, at the minute, it should be at the expense of Aaron Ramsey.
Calum Chambers at right back was very impressive and gave the team a much more solid base, but I think tha young Bellerin still has a part to play. He will probably start in the league cup against Southampton and could well be set to be our man for years to come. So giving him games now against the weaker sides is probably the order of the day.
Cazorla was great today and we know what the little maestro can do. He also links well with Ozil, but we have the likes of Campbell and Podolski to consider. I may be wrong, but it looks like Wenger is going to rotate a lot more this season, with our history with injuries in mind. What do you think Gooners?