Even though the Gunners secured another win in the Europa League on Thursday night, some fans believed the lesson from the match was that one of Unai Emery’s signings from the summer has to be dropped now.
Arsenal opened their Europa League campaign with a win in Germany a couple of weeks ago and their second game of the competition this season ended the same way on Thursday night.
Unai Emery took the chance to rotate his starting eleven as several players who were left out of Monday’s clash with Manchester United were handed an opportunity to impress the Emirates stadium crowd.
The win over Standard Liege saw Gabriel Martinelli find the back of the net yet again in what is becoming an absolutely magnificent start to life in England for the youngster.
After scoring twice, several fans believe the teenager is now good enough to replace Nicholas Pepe in the starting eleven.
Indeed, these Gooners are calling for Pepe to make way for Martinelli this weekend…
I think we need to drop Pépé and play Martinelli 👀
— Niall ㋡ (@niallmoran_) October 3, 2019
Front 3 for Bournemouth has to be Martinelli Aubameyang Saka
— Emery 🤢 Ozil 🤮 Xhaka 😰 (@afcuta) October 3, 2019
Sorry to say but Martinelli is everything we thought Pepe and Pulisic were
— Ash (@Xhakability) October 3, 2019
Pepe watching on seeing Martinelli, Willock & Saka make their marks on the first team must be hard to watch. #afc
— Thomas Davis Rocastle (@aaronftitus) October 3, 2019
— dennis_the_menace1010 (@DMenace1010) October 3, 2019
Let's go bold and play this team in the league. Well maybe Auba comes in. At this moment I'll drop pepe and play Martinelli wide. He scores, creates and works very hard off the ball
— Isaac oni (@1saac_oni) October 3, 2019