Arsenal are preparing to take on the Group outsiders Ludogorets at the Emirates tomorrow night. I am fully expecting Arsene Wenger to give some of our top stars a rest but he has one big dilemma in who to play out of Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin.
Coquelin has announced that he is fit and ready to rejoin the squad after recovering quickly from his injury sustained against West Brom. He also admitted he was worried that it was even more serious. “When you make these kinds of tackles, and this happened before against West Brom [last season], you are a bit scared,” he said. “It was a similar tackle to then.
“The good thing was that I could run back on to the pitch afterwards, even if I couldn’t stay on for long. The scan which followed was all positive so that was great news.
“It took me a few weeks to get back to full fitness, but now I feel good.”
So it may be a good idea for Coquelin to play tomorrow to get some match fitness before our League campaign restarts at the weekend, but Wenger could consider using Xhaka instead as he now banned from playing on Saturday after getting sent off against Swansea.
What would you do if you were Arsene?