Arsenal fans can’t decide whether they’re happy or annoyed that Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck could all be fit for the Gunners’ clash against Spurs on Saturday.
Earlier in the week, it was reported by the Telegraph that while Arsenal were hopeful that Monreal and Cech would be fit, the chances were the goalkeeper would be short.
Therefore, when James Olley from the Evening Standard said the 35-year-old could be involved after all, the news wasn’t entirely expected.
While outlets like the Daily Star are describing the possibility of having all three players back in the squad as a ‘boost’, some Arsenal fans aren’t so sure.
Well, about two of the players anyway.
Fans love Monreal so even though we knew he would probably have shaken off the illness that forced Arsene Wenger to take him off at half time against Everton, it’s still a relief that he’s ready.
Cech, however, hasn’t been in the best form and neither has Welbeck. Although, I don’t see Welbz starting ahead of anyone in the Gunners’ current attacking line-up.
Cech, if fully recovered from the kick he received to his calf against the Toffees, will almost certainly start but it’s either him or David Ospina.
For those Gooners cursing the news that the ex-Chelsea man might be able to face Spurs after all, be careful what you wish for…
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
YES. YES, AND NO
— Richard (@richardbrown31) February 7, 2018
No cech please
— Matt Sloan (@Sloan_12) February 7, 2018
Good news for spurs?
— Dan (@drob273) February 7, 2018
Hope Cech will stay fit and ready for NLD
— Vivek Sukumaran (@Vivekvivi91) February 7, 2018
Welbeck…fit or unfit .. difference ???
— Moussa SOW (@mossesow) February 7, 2018
That’s not good news
— Danny (@Danny_winds) February 7, 2018
Honestly think I’d prefer ospina
— treize khushrenada (@projectksl) February 7, 2018
Play Ospina instead of Cech and Start Monreal
— •John Gamer• (@xDrizzyJx) February 7, 2018
Honestly i dont see the stress.ospina is just as good or better
— Uknown gooner (@uknowngooner) February 7, 2018
Dont know if thats good or not
— Dan (@DJTh3Gooner) February 7, 2018
— Jay Harvey (@jaytrainz) February 7, 2018
Welbeck has become irrelevant and rightfully so.
— Nanas bashir (@nanasbashir) February 7, 2018
— Fizz (@fizzhizami) February 7, 2018
Cech could be fit for NLD. Phew.
— George Bailey (@gb_afc) February 7, 2018