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Wenger rules out using this player as he reveals right-wing options
Arsene Wenger has ruled out moving Santi Cazorla to the right-wing and confirmed either Alex Iwobi or Joel Campbell will fill-in over the next few games.
Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been ruled out until after the international break after suffering injuries during our Capital One Cup loss at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.
With Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky all still nursing various injury problems, we have limited options on the wing over the coming games.
The first match we have to navigate is Swansea away this Saturday and the boss has suggested he’ll resist the temptation to move Santi Cazorla back out to the right wing because he’s become too important in his central role alongside Francis Coquelin.
Instead, Arsene will use either unproven youngster Alex Iwobi or the out-of-favour Joel Campbell when we visit the Liberty Stadium this weekend.
He told Arsenal.com:
on his right-sided options at Swansea…
Campbell and Alex Iwobi. Santi can play there as well but he has become very important centrally. The problem sometimes is that you can destroy two departments if you move one player out. We control the ball better with Santi in the middle.
Personally, I’d be tempted to give Campbell another chance this weekend at Swansea but I’m not convinced he’s got what it takes to do the business against the likes of Bayern Munich or Tottenham.
The situation is horrendous and we could once again see a promising campaign derailed by injuries. Let’s hope we can somehow get through the next three games and pray Chamberlain, Walcott and Ramsey are all back after the international break.