Twitter in divide as Arsenal boss sacrifices main attacking star

Twitter has been divided over Arsene Wenger’s decision to sacrifice Olivier Giroud in the wake of Per Mertesacker’s dismissal in the first half against Chelsea.

The towering German felled pantomime villain of the day Diego Costa when the Spaniard was through on goal and ultimately given his march orders.

Needing to find balance in his team, Wenger opted to take Giroud off in order to introduce central defender Gabriel into proceedings.

Though there had been suggestions the Frenchman had suffered a knock before the game, his reaction when he realised he was being hauled off did not give the impression of a man who could not continue.

He has been the Gunners’ main attacking threat this season, leading to fans to raise questions about the decision to substitute him.

While some believe it was a good tactical decision, others cannot wrap their head around it.

Oh, to be a football manager.