Some Arsenal fans are disappointed to see that Unai Emery has left one of the Gunners’ key stars on the bench for this afternoon’s crucial Premier League clash with Wolves.
Unai Emery has made two changes to the Arsenal side that drew against Crystal Palace last weekend. Lucas Torreira and Mesut Ozil have been given the chance to shine after impressing in midweek against Liverpool.
This will be Ozil’s second Premier League appearance of the season, the superstar playmaker seems to have won back his place in the team.
Disgraced club captain Granit Xhaka has been left out of the matchday squad. Surprisingly club-record signing Nicolas Pepe has been dropped to the bench.
The north London club will have to be at their best at all times in order to get a result today. Nuno Espirito Santo has developed a resilient Wolves side that have a fantastic record against top six games.
The team will be hard to break down as they defend as a unit, perhaps Mesut Ozil’s inclusion will be the key to victory this afternoon.
Check out Arsenal’s lineup below:
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 2, 2019
Here’s how some Arsenal fans have reacted to the teamsheet:
— MIM Arsenal (@powerspyin1) November 2, 2019
EMERY IS A CLOWN
— Navin (@goonernav) November 2, 2019
Pepe on the bench????
— Burak (@passionforafc) November 2, 2019
WHY NO PEPE
— ????? (@Whysnotmeh) November 2, 2019
— AD (@Aaryun_) November 2, 2019
— Abubakar ?? (@abubakar_m0) November 2, 2019
— evan ? (@afcevan) November 2, 2019
Why Emery bench Pepe?!
— Pepe Nicolas (@NicolasPepes) November 2, 2019
This manager is actively trolling us.
— Niall Mallon (@Mallon7Niall) November 2, 2019
EMERY finally brings in Ozil then drops Pepe?
— ??Justin Sider??? (@BarwisGooner) November 2, 2019
It may be a wise move to ease the pressure on marquee signing Nicolas Pepe, but the Ivorian has just started to hit a purple patch of form. It would be terrible to see the ace lose momentum as a result of this decision.
A victory this afternoon won’t see Arsenal climb the ranks in the Premier League table, but this a great opportunity for the Gunners to get back to winning ways in the league and put pressure on the likes of Chelsea and Leicester.
Considering that the Gunners are facing Leicester next week, a win today will be massive as they’ll need some momentum to beat Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying side.