‘He deserves a starting place’ – Sky pundit calls for Emery to start this Arsenal star now
Sky Sports pundit Tony Cascarino has called for Unai Emery to drop one of the attacking midfielders who started against Liverpool to be replaced by the man who set up Alexandre Lacazette’s goal.
Following the departure of long-serving boss Arsene Wenger in May, the club decided to name former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery as the Frenchman’s replacement.
The new Arsenal boss has so far shown that he is not afraid to make bold decisions regarding his team selection and substitutions during games.
On Saturday, the match suddenly changed in Arsenal’s favour following the introduction of Alex Iwobi who set up the equalizing goal from Alexandre Lacazette.
According to Tony Cascarino, Iwobi should now replace either Henrikh Mkhitaryn or Mesut Ozil in the starting eleven.
“Under Emery, they have won more points from losing positions than any other team, so the fans stay with the players.” Cascarino said.
“But I cannot see how Emery can keep both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Özil in his team, given that power and tempo seem so important to the way he wants to play. Alex Iwobi has flourished under him and he deserves a starting place.”