Considering that last time out when Arsenal faced Crystal Palace they had the likes of Mohamed Elneny, Carl Jenkinson and Shkodran Mustafi starting, Emery had to make changes for last night. He did that, and none of the aforementioned trio started. When seeing the lineup, the Gunners were delighted, but they still fell to defeat.
#WOLARS TEAM NEWS
Seven changes to our XI
Sokratis back from suspension
Xhaka, Torreira start in midfield
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 24 April 2019
Arsenal fans can have no complaints with the team selection last night given their reaction to seeing Emery’s eleven selected players to start the game. No Mustafi is always a winning choice and considering there was a return for the midfield double-pivot of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreria it’s impossible to knock the choices Emery made. However, it made no difference to the result.
The Gunners were left absolutely devastated when they found themselves 3-0 down at half-time as shambolic defending and lacklustre goalkeeping saw them drop yet more points on the road. The next game that they face is again on the road this time against Leicester, and it certainly will not be easy for the North London side to bounce back from yesterday. Bouncing back is a must, though, especially considering they face a Europa League semi-final in seven days time.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on their lineup for Wolves here:
Now this is what we like to see. No heart attacks please.
— ً (@afcnine) April 24, 2019
Mustafi on the bench. The title is coming home. God is great
— – (@14Djc) April 24, 2019
Now I can confidently say wolves can’t beat us
— Senzacci (@Ms_Senzacci) 24 April 2019
Mustafi can’t ruin this one, hopefully
— mattjl (@mattjon84) April 24, 2019
Ah Yes Don Unai what a team
— D̳a̳v̳i̳d̳ (@PierreSpice) April 24, 2019
Thank you for kicking out @MustafiOfficial from the team – let him stay out for the whole season – until he is sold
— Amit Das (@Itsamitdas4) April 24, 2019
4231. No mustafi. Happy days.. let’s get the points
— RamseyCentro (@CentroRamsey) 24 April 2019
The Gunners all spoke too soon last night, and after the shocking display at Molineux we may even have a few calls for Mustafi to return before Sunday.