The latest installment of the North London derby ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
With Alexis now having not made the starting XI for two consecutive Premier League (@premierleague) starts, word is emerging that he has been dropped by Wenger for disrupting Arsenal’s style.
While I would say it’s true that Alexis likes to hug the ball a bit more than the average Gunner, I’m not sure it’s fair to say he slows down the team as his pace can be electric.
If anything, he seems to have an advanced ability to draw players away from their markers in order to free up the pass.
But I digress.
The Danny Welbeck buy may have allowed Wenger to avoid forcing Alexis to play through the middle but there is no reason to assume that the second-highest player purchase in club history is in danger of becoming the next Podolski (@Podolski10).
The derby also came with a dark side.
Remember when Shad Forsythe was supposed to be our signing of the summer?
I know us Gooners are supposed to be familiar with extended layoffs due to injury – even expecting them at times – but this season began with an outright crisis and it hasn’t seemed to let up yet.
The boss did, however, have some positive news for us today in regards to injuries:
Onto the fantasy we go.
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Overall Points: 314
Global: 147,155 (Last week: 237,170)
Fans of Arsenal: 6,751 (Last week: 11,725)
Canada: 1,422 (Last week: 2,278)
Private League I: 3/9 (5 points out of 1st)
Private League II: 2/13 (5 points out of 1st)
Private League III: 1/3 (58 points clear)
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Total Points: 589
Fans of Arsenal: ???
STILL NO GLOBAL RANK WTF!!!
Private League I: 2 / 6 (16 points out of 1st)
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I was really hoping to hold onto the WC as long as possible this year but sometimes circumstances dictate the situation.
It’s still possible to play a full squad and keep my bench filled with all three injured options but I can’t afford to lose any ground at this early point in the season.
The Yahoo! game seems to be getting more difficult for me with each week.
The problem being that I have some marquee players being held at some serious cut-rate prices.. so making any significant changes to the squad has turned into a pretty serious quandary.
Now that his place in the XI may be temporarily jeopardized, do I drop Alexis Sánchez despite holding him at less than £5m?
I already know who I’ll be swapping Ramsey out for during his absence so I suppose not all is lost.
How about you? How are your teams looking through the first month and a half?
How did you make out in Gameweek 6???