Arsenal ticked off another win yesterday, swatting aside Stoke as their impressive run in the Premier League goes on.
It wasn’t a win that took too much out of the Gunners, who are showing a newfound resilience in their attempts to win back the trophy they’ve been without for so long.
One thing that has been hugely helpful for the Gunners this term has been a larger and deeper squad. All across the pitch a little extra depth is working wonders for Arsene Wenger.
Now the Arsenal boss faces the toughest test of his squad yet, with Shkodran Mustafi being ruled out for almost a month today. The question of whether to pick Gabriel or Per Mertesacker – who has just returned from injury.
Both players have great qualities but significant weaknesses too, and the decision that Wenger makes between the two of them will go a long way to deciding the destination of the title this season.