As well as the young Gunners that won promotion to the top division this week, there have been some senior Arsenal stars involved in the underage side this season, mainly used to get their fitness and form going after an injury kept them out of action for a long spell.
And with the awful luck that Arsenal have had with injuries yet again this season there have been plenty of candidates for a game or two with Steve Gatting’s side. However, with the young Gunners facing a play-off final with Aston Villa this week I reckon that the inclusion of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Calum Chambers and Joel Campbell was about ensuring a place in the top division as well as giving those players some valuable game time.
It worked as Arsenal beat the Aston Villa under 21s by 3-1 yesterday, with the goals coming from Chris Willock and a Stephy Mavididi brace. All of the players involved are bound to be buzzing and with the senior sides meeting on Sunday and Arsenal needing at least a point to secure an automatic Champions League place and a win to have any chance of finishing above Tottenham again, I think that Wenger will consider using some of the winners of the final.
I would love to see all of the four senior Gunners play a part in the final Premier League game this weekend, and I reckon that Coquelin, Cazorla and Campbell should start. What do you guys think?