With all the media attention surrounding the Arsenal team at the moment, it is imperative that they just try and get on with their game, and it is also key that they play their strongest eleven.
So with that said I believe that they should make a change at centre back and replace Per Mertesacker with Laurent Koscielny.
Koscielny is bar far a much solid and better defender than the German and he deserves to play week in and week out for the Gunners.
His pace, athleticism and quick reactions were big assets to the Gunners’ back line, as is his enviable record in one-on-one duels, and for that fact I believe he should get a regular place.
As for Mertesacker, since his arrival from German outfit Werder Bremen the towering defender has struggled to cope with the pace and the tempo of the English game and is just too slow to deal with a quick and pacey attack.
However, Arsenal boss Wenger has continued to pick the experienced German international in front of the more solid Koscielny. But if he wishes to get back on track in the League, then I believe that his first act should be to drop Mertesacker from the line-up and let the Frenchman have a good run in the team.
Wenger has been highly criticized for his failure to bring in top-quality players in recent seasons and it is starting to cast doubt on his future at the club, but with the recent slump in form the team is having, I wonder if the pressure of it all will finally get to the great man.