After winning mid-week, Arsenal’s dreams of a top four finish this season are still alive. If they win away to Stoke City this evening, they’ll be just one point behind Liverpool and three points behind Manchester City with two games remaining. Stranger things have happened in football.
What’s for sure though is that they need all three points against Mark Hughes’ side. Anything other than a win would surely end their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League once again.
With kick-off approaching, Arsene Wenger has named his starting eleven.
(Apologies for the delay…)
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 13, 2017
The surprising choice for many is the dropping of Aaron Ramsey to the bench. Having been pretty inconsistent all season, his last two performances for the Gunners against Manchester United and Southampton have been very impressive indeed and many Arsenal fans think Wenger has made a big mistake.
Is the Frenchman correct to go with a more pragmatic line-up that includes Francis Coquelin, or has he made a fatal error that could cost his side a top four finish?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Why is Coquelin getting a game ahead of Elneny when Xhaka is fit to play??? #afc
— Sanket (@SanketGooner) May 13, 2017
— John ⚽️ (@JohnJosephDaly) May 13, 2017
— Dean J Hawkins (@DeanJHawkins) May 13, 2017
— Gary Lulham (@Glulham) May 13, 2017
Why no Rambo? Is he hurt? #afc
— Alexis FC (@RamseyVision) May 13, 2017
Coquelin FFS ???????????????????? #AFC
— Shaheen Ashraf (@topgooner100) May 13, 2017
Unbelievable team from Wenger hope he knows what he is doing Ramsey been poor all season has his best 2 games & benched Ozil starting though
— Lee Judges (@leemarkjudges) May 13, 2017
No Ramsey so no point watching
— Zainul (@ZainulSelar) May 13, 2017
— Stefan Doyle (@Stefan_Doyle) May 13, 2017