Wenger insisted that the fans will be back for their important Europa League quarter-final first leg against CSKA Moscow on Thursday. It was only after him coming on in the second half when Arsenal actually started playing some decent football. Despite PEA being a confirmed super-striker, Wenger has now suggested that the Gabon hitman could be pushed out on the wing to accommodate Alexandre Lacazette in a central role.
"I like that because it can only make the team stronger and Lacazette came back from a long injury and I think it's great". The result, three goals.
"Getting rid of the deadwood and bringing in a new style and approach in all areas are just what the club needs, perhaps in more ways than one".
ARSENAL: Ospina, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, El Neny (Xhaka 76), Wilshere (Mikhitaryan 76), Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang, Welbeck (Lacazette 61). A lot of people talked about Aubameyang's arrival having an impact on Alexandre Lacazette's performance when he signed in January.
After the win, though, Aubameyang revealed he gifted his team-mate the penalty to benefit his "confidence". That did show the kind of positive air shared between the two.More news: Arsenal v CSKA Moscow: Gunners to fashion an advantage in a thriller
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The three goals all came in the last 15 minutes with Stoke frustrating the hosts for a majority of the match. We could be trialling the formation in easy games this season after we are in a winning position and see how it goes in practise as well as in theory.
It's looking bleak for StokeStoke City sit 19th in the table, with only West Brom being worse than them this season.
Arsenal warmed up for its crucial Europa League quarterfinal with a flattering 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened Stoke City yesterday.
"In the big moments in the big games, I think you've got to be 100 percent right to call them (penalties), especially with the magnitude of the game".
The loss leaves his Stoke side 19th in the league with 27 points, while Arsenal stay sixth with 51 points, 10 points off the Champions League qualification places.