Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head very shortly in the weekend’s biggest English Premier League match-up and the teams have been announced ahead of the clash at Anfield.
Having suffered defeat at the hands of Stoke City last weekend, the Gunners need a positive result at the home of the Reds or risk more fan discontentment and more pressure being piled on manager Arsene Wenger.
Unfortunately for the Arsenal boss, his decisions are already provoking anger amongst the support today after his decision to drop Alexandre Lacazette.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 27, 2017
The Frenchman has started his Arsenal career brightly and needs more games to help make the transition from Ligue 1 to the English top-flight.
With the club’s other big summer signing, Sead Kolasinac, also on the bench, fans have been left scratching their head trying to comprehend what Wenger’s thinking is.
By full-time of course he could be fully justified in his selection and the return of Alexis Sanchez is sure to give them an attacking boost. However, should they slip to another defeat, you’d imagine his starting line-up will come under serious scrutiny.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their anger…
— Monty (@SudiptoDas1993) August 27, 2017
Imagine buying Alexandre Lacazette and Kolasinac to bench them for Welbeck and Ox in a big match against Liverpoolhttps://t.co/mQWzCD7XfH
— Speedy (@MonsieurSpeedy) August 27, 2017
Don't understand why Welbeck is picked over Lacazette? Also, why are we trying to accommodate Ox in the team if he just wants to leave
— jOE (@joedoubIeu) August 27, 2017
No Kolasinac and Lacazette in the line up.. Whatever wenger is smoking at the Emirates is illegal
— MovesLikeXhaka (@EduThe1) August 27, 2017
WTF why bench Lacazette??? Wenger best know something we don't. #COYG
— Nicholas Baker (@NooNooAFC) August 27, 2017
'Alexandre Lacazette starts on the bench' pic.twitter.com/OILyx1jDD9
— Jordan Meyer (@Jordan_Meyer1) August 27, 2017
— Joshua Gooner Cullen (@cullen8794) August 27, 2017
The fact Wenger has dropped Lacazette and Kolasinac is just unthinkable!
— Tom (@TomPPManley) August 27, 2017