Mikel Arteta’s team selection for today’s Premier League game against the Wolves has generated a lot of reaction from Arsenal fans.
The Gunners enter the game after a goalless draw with Manchester United last weekend.
Arsenal’s away form in the league, however, has been impressive since their 2-1 loss at Everton before Christmas as they set to claim a fourth straight win on the road in competition.
If the north London team can leave Molineux with all three points – just like in the corresponding game last season – they will overtake bitter rivals Tottenham in the table, albeit possibly for a few days.
To do just that and avenge the 2-1 loss to Wolves at Emirates Stadium earlier this season, Arteta has resisted the temptation to make some changes to the team that started against Man United.
There’s a change, to be precise.
The only change is that Bukayo Saka will return to the starting line-up in place of Gabriel Martinelli, who falls on the bench, where he will be assisted by returning captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well as Dani Ceballos.
As expected, Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette are among those who keep their seats, but Kieran Tierney misses again.
Arsenal XI: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, David Luiz, Cedric; Partey, Xhaka; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka; Lacazette
Most of the reactions from Arsenal supporters on social media centered on Saka’s addition to the team as well as the strength of the bank.
Check out some of the best answers on Twitter …
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@ XhakaWinter said: “Saka is backkkkk!”
@afctomm_said: “nice lineup.”
@afcdaniel_san said, “This bank is actually stacked.”