This isn’t really true, though, is it? Giroud gets pretty stroppy when he’s not playing regularly…
Also people ‘criticise’ him when he doesn’t play…more like people tend to point out the fact it’s pretty clear our level of play goes up when we’ve got the Iwobi-Alexis-Walcott-Özil fluid front four.
It was predictable our level of play would drop to what it has, given that Iwobi-Alexis-Walcott-Özil (-Cazorla) were never going to be able to play every single game and that is the only lineup with which we play decent football.
Not that we were going to win the title even in that scenario, with Wenger as our manager. But still, it’s certainly a bit more fun to watch us with that team.