It makes sense to play him at home today against a Watford side which will probably come out to park the bus, even if I really hate seeing Alexis play on the left when Giroud is in the middle…so many times it just ends up with him facing up the defender, stopping with no space to move into or combine in, and playing a hopeless little curled ball into the area…repetitive. Would prefer Alexis on ther right tbh when Giroud plays, with Iwobi on the left, because Alexis on the left doesn’t really end up switching wings or having fluid movement with Özil and Iwobi, ends up pretty static. Can’t really decide if Giroud’s goal-scoring ability off scrappy plays/headers/set-pieces outweighs going with an Iwobi, Alexis, Lucas front 3, but can understand starting him.
Anyways, think the plan will surely be Welbeck/Iwobi-Alexis-Walcott against Chelsea, Walcott is regaining fitness. Would be depressing indeed if he decided that Welbeck wasn’t ready and that Giroud was preferable to Iwobi.