Arsenal fans, if they are anything like me, will still be wondering why Arsene Wenger chose to start with Mathieu Flamini as the holding midfielder against AFC Bournemouth instead of the fit again Francis Coquelin. I can only assume that it was an issue about the younger Frenchman’s match fitness even though Coquelin was on the bench and did come on for the final 25 minutes.
It is not exactly like Arsene Wenger to give his rival managers any sort of help in working out how Arsenal are planning to play ahead of a match, especially a match as important as the one against the Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday is.
This super Sunday could decide a lot in the top 4 tussle by KM
Hello everybody on this fine Friday. It’s the end of the week and as the weekend approaches the focus is moving back from transfer rumours and the ‘Mourinho to replace Van Gaal’ story to the action that will happen at the weekend.
I have a feeling that Arsene Wenger had Arsenal’s next game in mind when he picked the starting line up for the away game at Bournemouth yesterday, specifically his decision to prefer the Brazilian centre back Gabriel to Per Mertesacker and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Theo Walcott or Joel Campbell.
Arsenal pulled themselves back to within five points of Leicester yesterday with the 2-0 win over Bournemouth. After going four games without a win it was crucial that the Gunners got back to winning ways, and Arsene Wenger admitted in the after match interview that, although it was not the best performance, it was the three points that mattered the most.