Unai Emery under pressure to start Kieran Tierney.
Arsenal welcome Roy Hodgson’s men to the Emirates Sunday afternoon and team selection will be very crucial.
The pressure is starting to mount on Arsenal manager Unai Emery to start new signing Kieran Tierney against Crystal Palace.
The Spaniard has been slowly introducing the 22-year-old left-back since his return from injury. But the fans are now becoming impatient to see the Scottish international actually start a Premier League game.
By all accounts, Emery is averse to dropping Sead Kolasinac because he has apparently done nothing wrong. That is no longer an acceptable excuse as far as the Arsenal faithful are concerned.
It is not just Tierney though, the fans also want to see Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding start against the Eagles.
Bellerin is unlikely to start just yet, he did look like he needed more game time against Vitoria midweek. However, the same cannot be said about Holding, who looks as fit as a fiddle.
I personally would like to see a back four of Tierney, Bellerin, Holding and Chambers but Emery could easily go with an almost completely different back four of Kolasinac, Luiz, Sokratis and Chambers.
If Emery does not field the returning injured trio and Arsenal loses then he will be in serious trouble. There are already some calling for his head and getting the team selection wrong again will provide all the ammunition that his critics need.
But Emery is a stubborn man and sticks to his own beliefs and so do not expect too many changes today.