The choices are Elneny, Cazorla, Ramsey, Xhaka, Coquelin.
Let’s make it more difficult and add in the attacking MF. So now we have to include Iwobi, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil.
If we have 3 attackers and 5 defenders (inc Gk) it leaves 3 or 4 places.
Ozil is a guaranteed starter but no-one else. So, it is 3 from 7
Much as I love Santi, he requires a holding MF alongside him which has historically been Coquelin but I think both Elneny and Xhaka are better passing from deep.
This isn’t an exam so let’s not have any of that “it depends upon the game” lily-livered indecision.
And if we can’t make a concrete decision, imagine how hard it must be for Mr Wenger whose selection is scrutinísed by a million people a week.
written by Big Raddy