Three Into Two Doesn’t Go!
If Wenger reverts to type and uses the 3 – 4 – 2 – 1 formation, we as fans could practically predict who Wenger would choose apart from the two behind the striker (Lacazette). The candidates for this position of the two behind the striker are Ozil, Welbeck and Sanchez.
A case could justifiably be made for any pairing of the prime candidates considering recent form.
Most, after Sanchez’s wonder goal, want him to start against Chelsea. I, on the other hand, am not so sure. These people who speak glowingly about Sanchez’s wonder goal, strangely omit any description of Sanchez’s first half performance against Köln, in which he consistently gave the ball away. Another positive for Sanchez is that he has 90 minutes under his belt however he will have had very little recuperation time.
Another consideration is, will Welbecks’ consistent endeavour and two goals against Bournemouth be rewarded by a place on the bench?
Finally, Ozil recently has been at best been described as a flat track bully due to his evident ability to impose himself on the “lesser” teams but at worst he is described as lazy and a luxury player that has no place in the team against the “bigger” teams.
So which pairing (and why) should it be for the up and coming Chelsea game?