Arsenal fans have turned on Arsene Wenger this evening ahead of their clash with Liverpool due to one mistake in his starting lineup.
There was much made about the possibility of a weakened defence for the Gunners ahead of the game, something which had Arsenal fans terrified.
Liverpool are known for their attacking quartet this season and that was never going to go down well with Arsenal’s defence.
Now, Arsenal fans are even more bemused about the exclusion of one player – Sead Kolasinac.
The Bosnian signed from Schalke on a free transfer in the summer transfer window and impressed during his first couple of months at the club.
The player recently took part in the Europa League group stage campaign and not done so bad, but Arsene Wenger still preferred Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Nacho Monreal on the left side of the defence.
Monreal is set to start on the left side of central defence while Maitland-Niles has been awarded with a Premier League start.
Though, that didn’t exactly go down with the majority of Arsenal fans who took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
While Arsenal and Kolasinac is no doubt the talk of the town prior to the clash with Liverpool, so is Jordan Henderson.
The Liverpool captain returns to the side this evening and while some would see that as a positive, others would not.
With Adam Lallana returning to the side last week, the Merseysiders could have benefitted from his attacking nouse in the centre.
Not only that, Gini Wijnaldum drops to the bench which does seem to indicate that Liverpool will look to hold the ball in midfield.
Whether Liverpool fans will be happy with that is yet to be seen, but it all depends on whether it pays off.
Arsenal fans react to Kolasinac exclusion
We should have still started with mustafi and monreal if Kolasinac was a bad choice for Wenger
— Soban (@itsyourdaddyyy) December 22, 2017
Why has Kolasinac been benched all of a sudden?
— NK (@MagicMesut1) December 22, 2017
Why wouldn’t you play Kolasinac wtf https://t.co/ort5FDACc2
— Danny Ramzan (@d4nnii2000) December 22, 2017
I don’t understand what Kolasinac has done to be left out again, has been one of our best players this season…
— Yesswell (@Yesswell_) December 22, 2017
Niles over Kolasinac to plat vs salah …. i really hate wenger
— . (@j053_jr99) December 22, 2017
Can only imagine what Wenger’s beef is with Kolasinac. Regardless, best of luck to Maitland-Niles #COYG!
— Liam van Wyk (@One_RP_McMurphy) December 22, 2017
Did kolasinac insult Wenger? What is happening?
— Bayo (@Da_MoNasI) December 22, 2017
playing maitland-niles over kolasinac is the kind of banter wenger excels in. He is such a massive troll
— Eoghan Hickey (@eoghan_hickey) December 22, 2017
— #TheMixUp (@DjmikeySA) December 22, 2017