Mesut Özil looked sharp in his cameo appearance during our 3-0 win over Stoke City, but his return to fitness raises some questions about how we should line up in the future.
His favoured position is the No.10 role, a position Santi Cazorla has been performing fantastically in over the last month or so. Arsene Wenger would often look to crowbar both players into the side by pushing the German out wide, but with the players available to us at the moment is there really any room for him on the flanks?
Alexis Sanchez has been deployed on the left more often than not, and Theo Walcott should regain his place on the right following his return from injury.
The Chilean has been on another level since his £32m move from Barcelona this past summer, and Walcott has proved time and time again that he is an important part of Wenger’s set up at Arsenal.
Özil has struggled to find his best form since joining from Real Marid, and may have to get used to a spot on the bench for a while. Wenger is not known for his love of rotation, and to bench Cazorla while the Spaniard is showing his best form since his first season at the club would be ludicrous.
Having too many world class players at our disposal is the kind of problem Arsenal fans have been hoping for for years, and on the surface it looks like a fantastic problem to have. Le Prof may have to accept that regular rotation is necessary though, otherwise we could be left with an extremely unhappy German.