Going into the Match Day 5 against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Arsenal had the advantage in the group.
However, after a 2-2 draw last night at the Emirates, the Ligue 1 champions have leapfrogged the North Londoners due to better head to head record and the Gunners will most likely finish second unless a miracle happens on Match Day 6.
Second position will mean that Wenger’s men will once again face a tough team in the first knock out round of the competition. Not to forget, Arsenal have failed to go past the round of 16 in their last 6 attempts.
Arsene splashed heavy cash in the summer transfer window to sign Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach but the Swiss international has been warming the bench recently and that has baffled the supporters.
The former Basel star was on the bench last weekend against United and the same happened last night vs PSG as well. The 24-year-old only arrived on the field in the 77th minute of the game.
The supporters are absolutely furious and have seriously questioned Wenger’s decision of excluding Xhaka. Here are a few reactions.
I really wonder what’s up with Xhaka. Is he just absolutely horrible at training or did he anger Wenger somehow?
I want him to start! #afc
— Austin (@Frimponged) November 23, 2016
Wenger: Play Xhaka, that’s why we bought him for £35m
Inner Wenger: Coquelin is French, free and won’t shoot from 35 yards pic.twitter.com/z82bs40wWN
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) November 23, 2016
Ramsey with a broken toe starts ahead of Xhaka. pic.twitter.com/zqXMsZTnVD
— Sam (@samuelJayC) November 23, 2016
Ramsey over Xhaka cost us the game. Plain and simple.
— The 12th Man (@_The12thMan) November 23, 2016
Hard to know what Xhaka is doing (or not doing) in training to make Wenger so reluctant to play him
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) November 23, 2016
Wenger is so funny, he’ll start Ramsey-Coquelin then cry that we missed the first pass from deep meanwhile Xhaka’s on the bench.
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDezz) November 23, 2016