While Arsenal do have a lot more strength in depth to our squad these days, the injury situation and the outstanding ability of some of our players mean that it can be difficult for the manager at times if he wants to rotate the team for different matches and to rest the most important Arsenal stars.
The most glaring example of this right now is Mesut Ozil and the central attacking midfield position. With Santi Cazorla having had to have surgery to fix his ankle problem and being set for about three months out, the most obvious replacement for the German is not available and the manager’s recent experiments of using Aaron Ramsey in the number 10 role have been somewhat less than encouraging.
Well I reckon that one player that might be able to do a good job there for the Gunners is young Alex Iwobi. The Nigeria international has great feet and technical ability and he often plays the sort of quick interchange of passes and movement with Ozil when he plays on the left.
The Champions League game against Basel tomorrow, if Wenger accepts that there is little chance of PSG not winning, gives the boss an opportunity to give Iwobi a chance in this position and if he performs well it could be a crucial plus point for Arsenal as the season wears on. What do you think Gooners?