Posted on Saturday, 13th October 2012 by Guest Blogger
The international break is on and most of the first-team players are presently on duty serving their respective countries. This gives room for full consideration by the club’s coaching staff on those either left behind or injured. Among these players are the trio of Jack Wilshere, Emmanuel Frimpong, and Bacary Sagna. They have been out of action for quite some time, due to injury and are now in the final and delicate stage of their recovery.
It is believed that a little knock at this stage can easily cause a setback. But what actually prompted this write up is how this trio will alter the first-team selection and probably the style of play of the Arsenal team. They are all talented and consistent players who are always ready to give their all to the club.
Jack Wilshere has undoubtedly been missed and Gooners around the world can’t wait to see him put on his new number 10 jersey. His versatility, dribbling skills and never say die attitude are certainly needed in the middle of the Arsenal midfield. Imagine a midfield comprising of Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, and Mikel Arteta – all I see is the beauty of the game. The Premier League’s version of Spain’s midfield – TICKI TACKA!
Sagna, the unsung hero in my book, is just coming from the most difficult 11 months of his footballing career which saw him suffer a broken leg twice in a single season. When fully fit, he is the most reliable and consistent player in the squad (judging by the past), very agile and powerful at his favourite right-back position.
But in his absence, Carl Jenkinson has certainly grabbed his opportunity to impress with both hands. The young lad has been so impressive and promising and will certainly leave Arsene Wenger with a tough decision. Nevertheless, Sagna’s reputation has never been matched by any right-back this season, making him worthy of a respectable welcome back to the team applause. Arsenal’s back-line will look more solid and formidable with ‘Sagna right Bac’.
Frimpong fits superbly into the boots left behind by Alex Song and can even add some seasonings to the soup with his shooting accuracy. The ‘Denchman’ is not expected to jump straight into the starting line-up, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he does, as Cazorla can operate on the flank.
The availability of the three players provides much needed depth and quality to the squad, and will give Wenger more opportunities to attack any opposition.
This is however the line-up I propose in the next couple of weeks when they are all fully fit and available.
This article is courtesy of Ayobami’s Blog
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