A goal by Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal opened their Champions League campaign with a point on Tuesday night, with a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital.

Arsene Wenger caused a few raised eyebrows with his team selection, as Petr Cech was dropped to the bench in favour of deputy David Ospina.

However, the fact that Swiss summer signing Granit Xhaka did not start the game has also perplexed a section of the Gunners fans.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach man entered the fray in the second half and made a positive impression, which follows on from a strong showing in the 3-1 win over Watford last month.

With last season’s preferred pairing Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla getting the nod to start against PSG, Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to champion that Xhaka needs a role in the team.

The Swiss enforcer was signed at considerable expense to add steel to the heart of the team but with Mohamed Elneny also in contention for a starting role, Wenger has a balancing act on his hands.

The majority of the Emirates Stadium faithful believe that the new man is too good to be left on the sidelines and a better option for the North London club than Coquelin in the boiler room.

Here are the best tweets:


  1. Coquelin is just a destroyer, he is not a good passer, there is no need to put Coq when Xhaka is on the bench, also Elneny should have started the game, Wenger is getting confused on finding the right combination. He did it last week on the 10th September 2016 against Southampton and the midfield did not combine well, on after the introduction of Xhaka and Iwobi. Wenger should be very careful about changing his midfield from time to time.


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