I’m not sure having a crap game and then scoring a winning penalty is the sign of being world class. Mediocre players do that all the time.
But for what it’s worth @GunnerGirl I do actually agree to an extent with everything else you’ve said . When he is on it Alexis is great to watch. I’m grateful for the important goals he has scored for us and would love him to regain that form, as long as he loses it again at City
And at the start of the season, I would have scoffed at the idea of dropping him. Even now, at the back of my mind i’m thinking there is always that chance that he’ll do something special. But for me, i’d risk a game without him. Including today, we’ve got 3 games in 6 days. It wouldn’t hurt to mix it up slightly midweek.
But Wenger probably won’t drop him anyway. Fabregas said before that Wenger is in the minority of managers, in terms of having a lot of patience, “You play bad one game, you play bad two games, but he still trusts you.”