Mikel Arteta is confronted with a crucial decision in front of Arsenal’s match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal is working hard to continue their current recovery after overcoming a slump that occurred during the holiday season.
It is imperative that Arteta gives serious consideration to his starting eleven in order to guarantee a great performance against the tough Reds, despite the fact that they have won consecutive matches against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
Despite the fact that Gabriel Martinelli has shown flashes of brilliance thanks to the limited playing time he has received this season, his effect has been less than fantastic only recently.
Charlie Watts of GOAL gave him a rating of six out of ten, which is considered to be “lukewarm,” for the match that he played versus Forest.
Martinelli’s efforts do not live up to the expectations that were placed on him as a vital attacking player in a probable championship-winning season.
He has only four goals and two assists in 1399 minutes of league football.
Leandro Trossard, on the other hand, emerges as a viable alternative to fill the starting role with the organization.
Even though Trossard has played fewer minutes than Martinelli, he has still managed to score four goals and provide an assist in 741 minutes of league play this season.
During the previous season, the Belgian winger, who was referred to as a “wizard” by journalist Charlie Haffenden, was a revelation. He registered ten assists and scored once in ten league starts.
The fact that Trossard has a remarkable record against Liverpool is evidence of his shown capacity to have a significant impact on important matches.
Given that he has scored five goals in ten matches against the Reds, he is superior to both Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus in terms of the efficiency with which he scores goals against them.
The combination of this and his recent performance, which was highlighted by an outstanding goal against Crystal Palace, places Trossard in a position to be a player who is experiencing a more robust vein of form.
As Arteta considers his starting lineup for the crucial match against Jurgen Klopp’s team, the data shows that Trossard, with his steady contributions and past success against Liverpool, need to be unleashed from the very beginning of the match.
It is possible that starting a player who is in the best possible shape will be the key to Arsenal’s success in overcoming this difficult matchup and continuing their pursuit of the championship. The stakes are high.