We have a load of fit players again! It’s some sort of miracle! We can field ‘actual’ players in their natural positions on Saturday! What a thrill!
Let’s be honest, it’s been long enough though, because for the last month and a bit we’ve patched up the team as injury and suspension kicked in and we were forced to play the aged and out-of-pace Lichtsteiner as a centre half.
But yesterday evening the club confirmed that we have a host of players returning to fitness including:
Now what we need is a proper performance from the team. They’ve all had a week off and now it’s time to show that we’re refreshed and ready to have a go at West Ham. I never feel confident ahead of a game but oddly I feel strangely confident about this one. Which is sure to spell disaster but hey, can’t help how I’m feeling peeps.
The other returnee I want to see straight back in to the line up is Mesut Özil. Get him in there Unai! Get him in behind Lacazette and Aubameyang and tell him to drift and find pockets of space to feed them. Get Hector and Sead to be the men who provide the width and let’s see how Mesut can perform in his natural position, with the right firepower in front of him and the players down the flanks to work with, because I don’t think we’ve seen that kind of line up all season. For some reason Emery has just not wanted to try it and as a result I don’t think we’ve ever seen what is potentially – in my opinion – the best formation we have.
That’s why I think I’m quite buoyant this morning; the hopes that with a squad approaching full fitness we can finally start to see a lineup which resembles what I think is our best. Of course Emery is predictable as Mother Nature and so seeing what I believe is the best formation is most certainly not a guarantee by any stretch of the imagination.
But at least it’s possible! And that breeds hope that we’ll see better performances from The Arsenal, which is all any of us want, on a weekly basis.
Let’s just see what Unai has to say about his team and selection when he speaks to the press.
Catch you all in the morrow.