One of the big questions on the lips of Arsenal fans before the Premier League win over Hull City this weekend was whether Arsene Wenger would hand the big money summer signing Granit Xhaka his third start of the season or leave him on the bench for the third match in a row.
The boss went for Coquelin and Cazorla once again and as reported by the Evening Standard that sparked some anger and confusion from Arsenal fans, including celebrity motormouth and massive muppet Piers Morgan who has proved over and over again that he knows nothing about football, suggesting that Wenger’s thought processes are messed up or that he has bought a player he does not really rate.
I can underst5and their feelings but it is a little harsh when you consider that the Swiss international is new to the EPL and that Cazorla and Coquelin are playing well. Morgan even suggested that Xhaka was a panic buy to appease the Arsenal fans, but Wenger signed him before Euro 2016 had even begun???
Anyway, whatever the thinking behind Wenger’s decision to leave him on the bench, it was Xhaka that was the first to come on and he capped a decent display with a stunning long range strike. With a league cup match next up, away to Nottingham Forest, I expect to see Wenger make changes and surely Xhaka will be starting.
If he does impress on Tuesday night, do you think we will see him starting more often for Arsenal or is he going to find it tough to compete with Cazorla, Coquelin and Ramsey when he’s back?