With world class squads filled with many options there are also tough decisions for the manager and Arsene Wenger has a severe headache on his hands.
Ahead of the highly anticipated encounter on every fan’s calendar, the North London Derby against the mob down the road is fast approaching and the boss has a couple of decisions to make.
Central to this however, is how he manages to get Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil in the same team – or if that is even possible.
For the big away games, our performance against the champions has to be the blueprint for the season and if that is the case, Ozil’s inclusion would be a massive gamble.
Despite his grace when in possession of the ball, the 26-year-old will never match the Spaniardss endeavour in winning the ball back – which was a catalyst of our display at the Etihad.
Also, shifting one of them wide would mean that the opposing full-backs could potentially have a field day as neither are known for their athleticism and tracking back – especially if, as expected, Kyle Walker operates down Tottenham Hotspur’s right-hand side.
Therefore, for us to get the three points in what could prove to be an important weekend in terms of the race for the top four, Wenger has to do what’s right for the team.
Alexis Sanchez (if fit), Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck must be the options out wide as they have the ability to defend and spring counter attacks.
We won 1-0 at White Hart Lane in that manner last year, and what we’d do for a similar result…