We are building a fans favourite XI based on the current Arsenal formation, and we move onto the three behind the favoured striker now.
Many of you will no doubt opt to field both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, although the former will be in the voting as a striker also. Unfortunately we don’t have two of him, and he will only be given the one place in our fans favourite XI.
The Chilean grabbed the equaliser at the Parc Des Princes on Tuesday night, which earned us a nice draw against PSG, but he has shown inconsistencies in recent terms, but is definitely a shoo-in on his best performances.
The German on the other hand will most likely make 100% of your sides, having been amazingly consistent over the past 18 months or so, and was very close to automatically being given one of the three slots.
Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny have already been including for central midfield roles, but they can also be fielded further forward, and the former is readily preferred in an advanced role by Arsene Wenger.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a surprise starter against PSG this week, but has had limited chances this term despite a very impressive pre-season for us. He looks fit, but I’m not certain he is ready to be trusted week-in week-out.
Alex Iwobi on the other hand has shot to prowess in the last nine months, and was even chosen ahead of a number of team-mates to start against Barcelona in our crunch Champions League tie last season. The Nigerian is definitely in with a shout of earning a place in the fans XI, and will no doubt be a regular in Arsenal’s first-team for years to come.
Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck join Alexis in being able to play as a striker, or out wide in this area, and could shake things up here. The latter is currently out injured, but has shown great ability in between injuries, while the Theo has done well this season, despite many fans being well over-critical of his performances in recent years.
Which three would you be happiest to see starting behind the striker?