Arsenal fans are beginning to fret at the news that Arsene Wenger could stick with Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla in midfield against Hull on Saturday.
The boss revealed during his postponed press conference on Friday that he likes to combination of Coquelin and Cazorla in midfield. He thinks they work well together. This was off the back of him explaining that he sees new signing, Granit Xhaka, as more of a box-to-box player.
Cue Arsenal fans facepalming everywhere.
Wenger on selecting Xhaka: "It's not about his quality. For me it's about pairs that work well. Coquelin and Cazorla played well together."
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) September 16, 2016
Cazorla and Coquelin haven’t worked on the pitch since… ever. Individually, Coq has some redeeming qualities and Santi is one of the best midfielders we have but together something happens. Like a chemical reaction gone wrong.
Many were hoping that the strange lineups we’ve been seeing over the past couple of games were just Wenger experimenting and trying to find the right combination. However, it now appears as if he actually thinks the midfield duo work well together, which is… concerning.
Is he just being stubborn? Or is Wenger seeing something none of us can?
Is he just bluffing?