Arsenal fans may be dismayed at the absence of the awesome Bacary Sagna but Arsene Wenger says he’s got plenty of options to fill the Frenchman’s gap. Erm. You know what I mean.
There has been some chatter about Francis Coquelin being used there as he’s more experienced than new boy Carl Jenkinson but the manager says that’s not really an option.
“I think it is more down to Jenkinson because Coquelin has never been at ease as a right back,” Wenger told the official site. “He is not somebody who likes to play at right back and his confidence is not high at right back”.
Which is fair enough and considering the good job he did in central midfield against Sp*rs it’d be strange to then shunt him into a position he doesn’t like. The boss went on to explain some of the other options.
We have Jenkinson and we have Koscielny who has been educated as a right back. Djourou can play there too. Koscielny was always a right back, so he can play there. Even Santos can play there I think so we have plenty of possibilities.”
Arseblog News believes we should move Arshavin back into central midfield, push Arteta forward, ask Theo to play as an old-fashioned inside right, re-create half-back position, change formation to a 2-6-4 and then pick Jenkinson anyway.
He might not be ready but without playing he’s never going to get there.