Arsenal are yet to hit top gear this season, but that has not stopped them from claiming third spot in the table thus far, as well as notching up a fair few Dream Team points for those following.
Bar Aubameyang, you would have to have considered any other Gunner a risky inclusion in your Dream Team of late, but I feel like that is certainly about to change over the coming weeks.
Our side has a host of players returning from injury, with the odd star very nearly recovering to full fitness after time in the physio room, and you would be mad to leave them all out.
PEA has all-but been keeping this team afloat with his goals, and while Pepe would be a risky inclusion in your Dream Team sides after his struggles, Alexandre Lacazette’s return will no doubt give the Ivory Coast man much more to work with as he seeks to get his goal and assists tally on the up. He is a risk I’m still holding out on, but the defence is where we should be seriously looking at.
Anyone who has been watching our midweek matches, will have seen that Kieran Tierney is a man that has been wasted in the Scottish Premiership over the years, and even while he should still be settling into life in London, he looks a star. KT is now claimed to be fully fit and raring to go, and that can only mean that our defence not only solidifies for the clean sheet points, but he has been wholly creative out wide also. He will be going straight in for me.
Hector Bellerin is another who isn’t shy of getting his name on the assists sheet, as well as knocking up a number of 7+ ratings to boost his points tally, but don’t be rash on his inclusion as not only is he rivalled by Maitland-Niles and Calum Chambers for a spot, he also isn’t 100% just yet. I think I’d wait on him to get a run of first-team outings before considering him for my XI.
Another player I want to put in is David Luiz, although some people will have you believe his spot is up for debate following a return to fitness for Rob Holding. The Brazilian is not considered our most solid defender, but a lot of fans do not realise just how crucial he can be in switching from defence to attack, and just how good his long-passing ability is. If you think that defenders are only picked on their ability to tackle or block at the back, then you are mistaken, and I think that if Holding was to take a spot from one of Luiz or Sokratis, I for one will not be surprised if it is the Greek. The former Chelsea man is known for taking free-kicks, as well as chipping in with long-distance assists and goals from corners, so if you are like me and think he keeps his starting spot, he is a serious contender for your XI.
Which Arsenal players other than Aubameyang are you holding onto? Has Pepe shown you enough to convince you the DT points are coming? Am I wrong in thinking KT is a new must-have?