Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey should have started against Everton yesterday.
The Gunners suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Toffees, denting their prospects of finishing in the top four, and Wright thinks manager Unai Emery made some errors in his team selection:
“It was an opportunity to start Aubameyang, start Lacazette, get Ozil on the pitch, start with Ramsey – get your best players on the pitch and really have a go at Everton.”
“I thought we missed a trick in that respect. In the end, Everton had the impetus…I think it was fortunate that they didn’t get another goal.”
Ramsey had been a doubt for the game after going off with a groin injury in the 2-0 win against Newcastle on Monday night so it wasn’t a surprise that he started on the bench at Goodison Park.
The Welshman did come on in the second half and he is expected to feature against Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Aubameyang’s omission is harder to explain. The 29-year-old is the club’s top goalscorer with 22 goals this season, but Emery has been hesitant to start both him and Alexandre Lacazette away from home.
Considering their tendency to concede goals regularly on the road, starting the pair maybe something he chooses to do during the run-in.