Arsenal fans outraged at starting XI v PSG
Arsene Wenger faces his most difficult challenge of the Champions League group stage tonight, taking his Arsenal side to France to face the Ligue Un champions PSG.
It was somewhat of a surprise to see Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech drop to the bench in place of Colombian reserve stopper David Ospina.
That wasn’t the only surprise.
Francis Coquelin was preferred to Granit Xhaka whilst Alexis Sanchez was chosen to lead the line with Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez left on the bench.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 13, 2016
Arsenal fan meltdown on Twitter
Arsene Wenger’s eyebrow-raising selection caused an immediate and hilarious meltdown of Arsenal fans on social media.
Check out some of the best tweets from furious Gooners below. The Wenger Out brigade will have some fantastic ammo if they flop in Paris tonight…
What the fuck is this team. https://t.co/zrSBqHHqMZ
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) September 13, 2016
— Sam (@samuelJayC) September 13, 2016
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) September 13, 2016
@Arsenal why the fuck is Ospina playing omg
— Jess (@JessWilshere) September 13, 2016
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 13, 2016
@Arsenal yo delete that and tweet the proper team sheet
— Wonda #LetterToKrept (@MrWondz) September 13, 2016
Don’t think Ospina is that bad a goalkeeper but absolutely no reason to play him when Cech is available.
— Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) September 13, 2016
Arsenal playing the biggest game in their CL group and Wenger rests his first choice keeper – hard to understand https://t.co/PDlnWHjMSp
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) September 13, 2016
If this is Wenger’s last year in charge – he is going out with some serious banter.
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) September 13, 2016
I really can’t understand why Wenger is starting Ospina. Didn’t he learn anything from last season
— MD (@Memz_Dogi) September 13, 2016
Only Wenger would buy a much needed steely central midfield player for £32m and then constantly bench him…
— Arsenal Edits (@ArsenalEdits) September 13, 2016
Ospina in goal, nothing against the lad but Wenger making the same mistakes again. #WengerOut
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) September 13, 2016
I've seen some odd line-ups over the years but given last season's group-stage debacle, I am amazed Wenger has not gone strong. Bonkers.
— FK² (@fkhanage) September 13, 2016