Arsenal host Bournemouth at the Emirates on Sunday and three Europa League heroes deserve a start
Among many impressive performances last night from Arsenal players, three, in particular, are pushing for a start against the Cherries.
Kieran Tierney, Joe Willock and Gabriel Martinelli did more than enough to justify inclusion on Sunday when Arsenal host Bournemouth.
Martinelli has to be in with a huge shout to partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe upfront. The teenager scored two delightful goals and is on fire. He also looked very comfortable when he was pushed out left, the place he would fill against Bournemouth.
It may be a little unfair on Buyako Saka but Martinelli’s form just cannot be ignored.
Tierney must be close to full fitness and it would be a disappointment to see him not start on Sunday. The young left-back has brought a dynamism to the left side that has been missing for a while now and he can actually cross a ball.
Willock has surely earned a midfield call up following yet another highly efficient display. The 20-year-old is growing into the role of box to box midfielder and would bring far more positivity.
I understand why Emery sticks with his Premier League line-up but he cannot keep on ignoring players that keep putting in strong performances.
Rob Holding is another that has to be in the shake-up, while Hector Bellerin is probably in need of a couple more games under his belt.