Unai Emery hints at bizarre Arsenal selection decision vs Manchester City

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has hinted the banter era is not necessarily over at the club despite him replacing Arsene Wenger this summer.

The Spanish tactician is expected to be a big change from Wenger after a disappointing few years of standing still under the Frenchman and repeating the same old mistakes to miss out on major trophies.

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Still, don’t get too excited yet Arsenal fans, as Emery has hinted in the build-up to the Manchester City game that he could use Danny Welbeck as an option at left-back after being asked to train in that position yesterday ahead of the big game.

Yes, you read that right. Welbeck. Left-back. Possibly against Pep Guardiola’s 100-point champions City. With Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez in attack.

Sead Kolasinac is currently out injured, while the Metro report that Nacho Monreal only recently returned to training.

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“You what? Me, at left-back, boss?”

While it seems more likely that someone like Stephan Lichtsteiner or Ainsley Maitland-Niles would fill in on that side, Emery did talk up Welbeck’s versatility in his press conference.

‘Danny has multi-position possibilities – right winger, left winger, striker,’ Emery is quoted in the Metro. ‘And, yesterday, he worked with us at left back. His performance was good!’

Just imagine the scenes if Welbeck starts at left-back and City trounce Arsenal at the Emirates today. Just imagine…

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