Who will replace Martinelli in the line-up while he is suspended?

How Arsenal could line up against Sunderland with Smith Rowe and Pepe  playing in strong Carabao Cup team

The obvious one: ESR, who has played on the left this season at a good level.

The main contenders: On the one hand, we have our inconsistent Ivorian winger, namely Pepe. He had a decent African Cup of Nations and apparently had good sessions in Dubai with the team. On the other hand, we have Nketiah who is more of Centre-forward but also has been deployed on the left wing by Arteta.

The outsiders: Tavares and Soares, who like to play in wings but usually as wing backs but they have a good cross and decent pace in them and have played further up the pitch as well…so who knows?

The unlikely ones: Biereth, Hutchinson, Azeez, Patino and Taylor-Hart…

So, who will it be and who has your favour?

24 Responses to Who will replace Martinelli in the line-up while he is suspended?

  1. fred1266 says:

    Only 2 option for me pepe and ESR

    Lacazette will need rest at Striker and Eddie should be used there only

  2. R. Lindstad says:

    Saka playing LW and Pepe as RW.

  3. Hi all, long time no see.

    Whatever happened to Big Raddy, & I don’t mean the Big Raddy who provided the assist @ Wembley for the King of Highbury in ‘71

  4. Atid says:

    Of course it is Smith Rowe.

    Why make a story of this?

  5. Yoonis says:

    It is definitely smith Rowe cause before his injury and Martinelli who took over smith Rowe place

  6. RC78 says:

    @Atid – feel free to send some posts and we will publish them.

  7. pbarany says:

    “Saka playing LW and Pepe as RW”

    I’m not sure if it’s the most probable scenario taking Arteta’s preference in ESR and Pepe into consideration, but that would be my preferred choice, too. They can even switch during the game.

    I could also support a resting day for Lacazette, but I don’t think it will be the same game Martinelli sits out.

  8. fred1266 says:

    U really want post from such a negative character

  9. fred1266 says:

    When pepe had his great spell at the end of last season was it on right or left

    I remember him having some great game on the left side

  10. RC78 says:

    @Fred – we re getting desperate for posts…lol

  11. LB says:

    Hey gnarley how ya doin?

    BR ended up doing all the work on the site, got fed up I think and politely announced that he would be leaving, a great loss.

  12. LB says:

    Does anyone really expect any one other than ESR to replace Martinelli, the only way I can see Pepe starting is if Saka is given a break but why would that happen when the team are on a break right now, no its ESR.

  13. fred1266 says:

    Well we do have 2 games in GW26 so maybe arteta might rotate a bit who knows

    Am actually anticipating pepe to get some gametime from the next 2

    Is martinelli only out for 1 game?

  14. Gospe says:

    Its obviously ESR

  15. fred1266 says:

    Wolves taking out there frustration of not getting something from our game on Spurs got to love it

  16. LB says:

    Clever little conversation starter RC

  17. VP says:

    Smith Rowe on the left wing, drop Lacazette and replace him with Pepe.

  18. allezkev says:

    Smith Rowe on the left, leaving Pepe to contest the 1st or 2nd substitute change with Nketiah.

  19. VP says:

    Retain Saka on the right, drop Lacazette and replace him with Pepe.

  20. VP says:

    Pepe should start the game up front, its time we put him to the sword. 5mins after kick-off, have Lacazette start warming up to replace him. Then Arteta starts pointing to his watch and gesturing to Pepe to score or he is getting replaced.
    Nothing brings about a bit of focus than a bit of focus:-)

  21. Tom says:

    I think dat should be pepe coz is skilled than any other Arsenal player

  22. Big Raddy says:

    Hi GG, LB etc.

    I am still alive but no longer post here (reasons lost in the mists of time).

    Wishing all my friends on AA a happy and healthy 2022.

    Up the Gunners

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