Arsenal’s Best Front Line at the Moment, We said it before… by Nick
Sanchez, Carzola, Ozil, OX
For some time, some of us have called for this frontline above to be tested – and on Wednesday hosting Galatasaray they were in the field. I remember I wrote an article on JustArsenal and I suggested that the injuries currently being faced by the team could be a blessing in disguise, I hope the Galatasaray performance is the vindication we needed.
My one fear – Arsene Wenger. Good thing, he has acknowledged he was happy with the pace and praised the game Sanchez had, with his one criticism being Sanchez lost the ball that brought the penalty eventually. That Sanchez and Ox-Chamberlain were withdrawn is perhaps an indication that against Chelsea they will be starting. If Wenger goes with 18.104.22.168 it will be possible that he will opt for Wilshere. In my view Wenger does not see Carzola in the centre and many a time, he will be played in the wings.
We may end up seeing this line up below, which would be shame in that Cazorla, Ox, Ozil and Sanchez behind Welbeck is a fearful prospect for any opposition and especially Chelsea whose drivers Oscar and Fabregas, together with whatever combination that you fancy – Matic, Hazard, Willian, Mikel, Salah, Schurle and Ramires are much slower though there could be case of being very technically endowed.
Carzola, Wilshere, Ozil, Sanchez
However, I hope Wenger knows that a wise man changes his mind and would have the team that started against Galatasaray in a 22.214.171.124 formation, where his favourite player, Wilshere stays on the bench. Hopefully our midweek incursions will not leave a tired team with Chelsea having a day extra to recover their energy levels.
I believe that Sunday 5th October, as long as our manager does not stand in the way, we will inflict Chelsea’s first defeat of 2014/15 EPL. COYG