By Tony Hughes
Olivier Giroud has been handed his first start of the season in the Champions League match with Ludogorets and Arsenal fans on Twitter have got mixed feelings about him and Alexis Sanchez playing together.
Sanchez has also been named in a strong starting XI and it gives Arsene Wenger and fans a chance to see how the two heavyweight attackers combine.
Giroud made a spectacular return from injury in the Premier League on Saturday, coming off the bench to score two goals with this first two touches.
Another strong performance tonight could see him in contention for a starting place in the Premier League game against Tottenham on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are looking forward to Giroud banging in a few goals against opposition that his side have already put six past at home.
Here is a selection of their Tweets:
— DÖN Mesut (@__LondonIsRed__) November 1, 2016
I can only think Arsene wants to go for the kill. Qualify and have a healthy GS as well as trial a Alexis-Giroud combo.
— IslingtonGoonerAFC (@Born_a_gooner) November 1, 2016
@Arsenal Very disappointing Alexis is back on the wing tonight, why? just to crowbar Giroud into our starting lineup. Poor team selection!
— Ryan (@_RyanAlexis7) November 1, 2016
Rambo! And Giroud! Back in the team sheet. COYG!! ⚽️
— Prince H (@officialharisx) November 1, 2016
Koscielny, Coquelin, Xhaka, Jenko, Ramsey and Giroud… What a sexual team 😁😍 #COYG
— Niaomi54 (@Niaomi54) November 1, 2016
Knew it was too good to be real Wenger back to his old ways starting giroud and playing ramsey on the wing ? Hehehehe
— Sam Aimiuhi (@samuelevels) November 1, 2016
— Jonas Horton (@JonasHorton) November 1, 2016
You're kidding yourself if you think Giroud is replacing Alexis at #9 anytime soon
— ت (@tsxbwilsh) November 1, 2016
If this is the start of Giroud back into the starting line up week in week out, cheers to our good run! It's good we'll it lasted!
— Luke Hepburn (@LukeHeppos11) November 1, 2016
We haven't seen Alexis on the wing for a while. Feel he will come inside a lot in support of Giroud now as been playing up top.
— Gunning4Gooners (@Gunning4Gooners) November 1, 2016
Giroud starting means Alexis to the right. I trust Giroud 💯 but I think Alexis as CF was doing just fine.
— XhaKosTafi (@Gooners_Africa) November 1, 2016
In other Arsenal team news, Rio Ferdinand has given this positive assessment of the Arsenal defence.