Starting line-up confusion for Arsenal ahead of Aston Villa clash

Confusion was rife amongst Arsenal fans after the Gunners’ starting XI was announced. At first it included the summer signing Alexis Sanchez, however, a few minutes later news broke that the Chilean was in fact on the bench with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain taking his place in the line-up.

Arsenal fans took to social media to discuss the surprising news that Arsenal’s summer marquee signing wasn’t starting at Villa Park. Had he tweaked something in the warm-up? Has Arsene just made a rather embarrassing error?

Eventually Arsenal’s official account cleared things up by tweeting that the former Barcelona forward wasn’t injured but in fact just wasn’t selected to start against Paul Lambert’s side.

Could Wenger regret not going with the energetic Alexis from the off?