Okay he may not have been spectacular against Monaco in the first leg but his response has been solid. He was excellent especially in the game against Everton.
Recently signed a new contract and deservedly so. It spoke volumes when Arsene Wenger rested him against West Ham.
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The first leg was arguably his nadir in an Arsenal shirt. Has picked himself up following the debacle and hopefully delivers a commanding performance.
He is the boss at the back
He’s a player who has really been splendid this campaign. Gibbs shouldn’t start ahead of Nacho in such an important game. What are the odds for him to score the opener at the Principality.?
Le Coq is a vital cog in this Arsenal machine.
The Welshman looked inspired against Hammers and it’s time he walks on water again #WelshJesus.
Rested in the weekend and with his ability to just take the mickey out of the opposition and the situation we are in, he’s a definite starter.
If the German can inspire us to the next round he would be in my Top 3 Arsenal players of all time.
When you are in need of a miracle who better than Alexis? The Chilean hasn’t been at his best but it would be mad not to start him.
Giroud has hardly put a foot wrong this season, bar the Monaco first leg. He has scored two since that nightmare and wouldn’t it be a Hollywood script if he were to score a hat-trick that sends us through to the quarter-finals?
Monaco are so strong defensively so we will have to be at our attacking best as well as solid at the back to do the unthinkable. It’s the hope that kills but we football fans always live in hope. COYG