Imagine the very worst. Mesut gets ruled out for an extended period. Now what?
How do we juggle the pack, as I’m not so sure it’s quite as simple as sticking the most likey type of player in Mesut’s spot, simply because, I think whoever you choose is better somewhere else, and that will effectively weaken the side, and upset the balance.
Candidates, in no particular order, are Aaron, Sanchez, Santi, Ox and Iwobi.
I have included Alexis despite his new role up top, simply because I think he would be the best, but of course that brings us hurtling back to my point about balance.
For me, the decision would be radically altered if we had a fit Danny available, so for the sake of this short piece, can we make the assumption he is fit.
Just to kick things off, my choice would be Iwobi.
Written by MickyDidIt89