Need him desperately for Bayern without Cazorla. We’ll be 100% on the counter with 30% possession.
Us getting through will be dependent on someone like him releasing Alexis/Theo/Welbeck with the perfect ball maybe even just once in the game.
I’d like him wide or I’d even be tempted to go full counter with him and Xhaka at CM to ping that ideal ball and stick Coq on the edge of our box, since Ozil’s the only one I’d trust to get us out of trouble in the middle. These games normally require big discipline and a big tactical shift anyway.
Mesut wont be dropped in one of our biggest games of the season lol. Even if Wenger wanted to, it wouldnt surprise me if Mesut has clauses in contract against it happening. Moreso, his sponsorships etc in a match of this magnitude wont let it happen. If he is fit he plays.
All that aside, if we are on the counter there is no one better you would on the ball when it happens.
Sponsorships and clauses getting in the way of managerial decisions? Ha no way.
I don’t see that at all only reason he mostly won’t get dropped is Wenger, I don’t see this as some kind of blasphemy though. It would be perfectly fine to drop him right now as he’s playing garbage. Why is he going to play any better against Bayern than against Chelsea?
@Craigie makes a good point about us likely conceding possession and so needing to make the best of when we do have the ball. However, if he plays terribly yet again he should definitely get dropped in the following games particularly against Liverpool.