A selection headache is one of the best problems for the manager of a football team to have, and the Arsenal players coming into the side for the FA cup win over Brighton on Sunday have certainly given Arsene Wenger that with their performances.
Okay, Tomas Rosicky may not have just returned from injury but he has been injured this season and has only started six games – and only three in the Premier League. I’m not sure what more the 34-year old can do than run the game, set up one goal, score a fantastic winner and get the Man of the Match award, but I still think he is probably the least likely of our three goal scorers to start against Aston Villa at the weekend.
Wenger knows well enough what Rosicky can do and the Czech Republic legend proved that he is fit and ready to perform. The other two scorers, however, are more likely to start, not because they are likely to play better, but because they need the game time to sharpen up.
I was impressed with both Ozil and Walcott in Brighton. Both took their goals well and played well apart from that, but both still looked a bit rusty, slightly off the pace and they both ran out of steam. With a north London derby and the Champions League knockout phase around the corner, we need all of our best players firing on all cylinders and so I think Wenger needs to give these two Gunners another game on Sunday to help get them ready.
Do you agree?