Arteta promises changes to his line up in the very near future

After seeing his players draw 2-2 at home to Fulham, Mikel Arteta has hinted that he will be ruthless in his line-up selection to get the best out of his team.

The Spaniard praised the impact his subs (Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah) against Fulham had on the team, hinting that those who believe they are guaranteed a starting spot are in for a rude shock.

“It’s difficult to leave all the players out,” said Arteta via “When I see the bench, there are a lot of players who still haven’t played, but in two weeks that’s going to be a completely different scenario and we are prepared for that.

There’s been a call for the Arsenal boss to bench Kai Havertz. There have been calls for him to offer Gabriel, who’s been relegated to the bench, his spot in the starting eleven to play alongside William Saliba in defence. Against Fulham, the Gunners needed to be more clinical; they wasted a lot of chances.

Hopefully, lessons have been learned, and Arteta will make the big decisions he should make. Up next for Arsenal is a game against Manchester United. All eyes will be on which Arsenal line-up Arteta will deploy.

The players he uses in that game could end up being his first-choice starting eleven if they beat the Red Devils, like they did last season at the Emirates.

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  1. Arteta is talking in the rubbish. He’s gradually getting too comfortable that’s why he’s chose to gamble with the team. He himself will soon start feeling the heat because harvertz is obviously not going to work out the way he thinks.

    1. Yes he is talking nonsense. Just to please the reporters. Knowing him as someone who is arrogant and stubborn he will still play Havertz just to prove his point.
      If next game again MU he played Harzetz I call all fans just to switch off your TV.

  2. Ruthless or clueless?

    The buck stop with who?

    Who is more clueless?

    Which players will become the scapegoats?

  3. I’m afraid that based in his comments,we could see Vieira starting against UTD.i really hope that I’m wrong because despite his performance last time out,we need both TP and Rice to start in midfield.Casemiro would physically bully both Vieira and Havertz(despite his height,aerial prowess and off the ball movements) 😉😂.

    1. I agree Si, all credit for Vierra coming on and doing what he did. A totally different proposition starting and influencing from the off. For me it is not the game for a lightweight Vierra to be playing in.

  4. Arteta must stop to trying to prove himself by constantly bringing the under performance Havertz to the team. I wonder how Fabio, Trossard and ESR are warming the bench while Havertz is in the line up. This is criminal of Arteta.

  5. The team we fielded against City in the Shield should be our starting template with Zinchenko in for Timber and Nkettiah for Harvertz.
    I thought we had a decent game against the EPL and CL champions. So why change a winning formula?
    I saw a ranking of all PL teams’ midfield which placed the Arsenal midfield of Partey, Rice and Odegaard at the very top. So why are we not using our best.
    Arteta should just stop justifying the Havertz deal by fielding the bloke at all cost

  6. Our gaffer you have made some wrong transfer beginning of the season, but that not withstanding this is the time to pick your first eleven players for the team and subsequent substitution that will always be on the bench per every match. Stop dilly-dallying on which players to sell or use. No more experiment.

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