Has the penny now dropped for Wenger about Arsenal’s starting X!?

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finally fielded his most expensive trio of players together in a big game as we claimed all three points against Tottenham Hotspur. Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez started the match against Spurs, having been overlooked previously against Manchester City and Liverpool, and all three of them played a part in the goals which led us to our win.

Mesut Ozil took the free-kick which found Shkodran Mustafi’s head for the opening goal, before Lacazette found himself through into the opposition box, before slotting in Alexis Sanchez to put the game to bed at 2-0, and you have to ask yourself why they were not starting together in our previous outing against City.

The German international has now admitted how happy he is to play alongside his fellow team-mates, labelling his partners in crime as ‘dangerous’. “I really enjoy it, we have good quality,” Ozil said. “Lacazette and Alexis are always dangerous, they can always score and today especially Alexis showed his quality.

“I am really happy for him to score against Tottenham and I’m really thankful to win this game.”

He added: “We are happy, the fans are happy and we are happy to have Musti [Mustafi] back. He showed his quality today and you see our defence is more stable and more compact.”

Surely this performance will have proven to Arsene that the trio should be starting every match together when available, or at least all the key encounters which will be the toughest challenges. Lacazette didn’t score, but he did impress and put in a very strong performance leading the line, and our attacking players were even pressing the Spurs defence forcing them into making mistakes.

Will this result force Wenger to play the trio in future key matches? Should they have all played in the other key matches?

Pat J

Tags Alexis Arsenal lacazette Ozil Spurs


  1. arsenal314 says:

    The 3 are our best upfront for sure

  2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    The truth is that we haven’t had a good striker since RVP. This game showed exactly what we have been missing in that dept. I can only see laca getting better as he is still getting used to his surroundings.

  3. gotanidea says:

    Lacazette is more mobile and more agile than Giroud, even though he is much smaller. His agility helped Sanchez and Ozil to unlock the opponent’s defense, which would be needed again in the Burnley match.

  4. khangunners says:

    Really lovely to see. I was so happy and still am. What i loved the most is how we managed the game in the second half i think we need to play like that against physical teams as we will get opportunitys to hit them on the break

  5. Uzi Ozil says:

    Consistency is the key…….

  6. Drew Loves Arsenal says:

    I have to say that we are very dangerous with Ozil, Laca and Sanchez but what are the chances of Ozil and Sanchez staying with Arsenal??

    1. I don’t think there is any chance off Alexis staying, however I do think we can keep Ozil . The question is though is he worth the money he is demanding to stay with us . I think he is worth £180-220 GBP per week not much more . If it’s true he wants £280-300p/week GBP then let him go and get Lemar for his position . Younger up and coming and proven .

  7. Break-on-through says:

    It’s a shame we only get one season with them. There might only be one of them left next season and Id say he’ll be sick that those two leave because any striker worth his salt would lick his lips with the thought of those two feeding you. Then Santi he has never got to play with neither. We better have something up our sleeve because big name players are not easy to come by. I think we may have to downgrade a wee bit. Because signing Ozil and Alexis was us waiting for something to crop up rather than us going out and getting them.

  8. Nomad says:

    It is amazing that we have a player that created 34 chances in this season and we are not converting that chances because Wenger gets tactics wrong. As much as Sanchez is a great player, Ozil is better team player than him. I will chose Ozil over Sanchez anyday.

    Remember one thing, Ozil is as good as the players around him.

    1. Terry Garratt says:

      Absolutely not. Great players make other players play better. That’s why they are great.

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