Arsenal manager Unai Emery has angered a number of fans by naming new signing Denis Suarez on the bench, along with Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.
The Gunners boss has at least gone bold to some extent with the selection of both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front, but there doesn’t look much creativity in this side.
While Aubameyang and Lacazette are both quality finishers, they rely on better service than this current XI looks capable of giving, which is truly baffling given that Emery has three quality creative midfield players all among his substitutes.
Ozil and Ramsey have both been in and out of the side this season, so their lack of inclusion should perhaps not come as too much of a surprise.
Meanwhile, Suarez only just joined Arsenal from Barcelona, so it might make sense not to throw him straight into the first XI for his Premier League debut.
Still, Arsenal fans are not best pleased at these big calls by their manager for such a big game…
Where the fuck is the creativity in that line up Ozil Suarez and Ramsey on the bench wtf
— AubameyangisbetterthanLukaku (@Spursareshit2) February 3, 2019
Ramsey, Ozil and Suarez all on the bench should all be starting!! https://t.co/9zSWKbyO68
— Mr Leonard (@lloydleonard13) February 3, 2019
Na Emery man. No Ramsey, No Ozil, No Suarez. Ffs
— Bhavs (@bhavss14) February 3, 2019
put ramsey, ozil and suarez on la, unai! ????? https://t.co/TSxn7P3DHz
— Wayne. (@_marwanalias) February 3, 2019
Ozil, Ramsey and Suarez on the bench is to negative man ?
— James Drew (@JamesDrew10) February 3, 2019
This is how we line up vs Manchester City! Lichtsteiner starts ?, Ozil, Ramsey and suarez on the bench!
— ????? ™ ?? ? (@ProfCymOhAFC) February 3, 2019
Having Ozil , Ramsey and Denis Suarez in ur team… Great possible attacking midfielders and not even staring one of them against defending champions? https://t.co/qbJf3zUcSg
— Ranganath D. (@drgooner) February 3, 2019
Ramsey, Ozil, Suarez on the bench? Oga Emery, What’s this? https://t.co/9SX2T6vs3y
— Oladayo (@uisdone) February 3, 2019
Ramsey Ozil and Suarez on the bench. City will run riot here!! https://t.co/CIJpAPkbTo
— Dean Cosgrave (@Dean_C10) February 3, 2019
Denis Suarez, Ramsey, Ozil in at half time when were 4-0 down
— Zeeshan Qamar (@zeeshanqamar262) February 3, 2019