By Amir Mir
Mohammed Elneny and Francis Coquelin start for Arsenal against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon and fans on Twitter were disappointed with their selection.
The majority of fans were disappointed with the team selection as they feel the two midfielders don’t add any attacking threat to the Gunners line-up.
Fans want a reaction after a miserable 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough at the Emirates last Saturday.
They think that Elneny and Coquelin are too slow and uncreative in the middle of the park, with first-team regular Santi Cazorla injured and Granit Xhaka suspended.
One fan even stated that he would have preferred Jack Wilshere in the middle of the park, with the England international out on loan to fellow Premier League outfit Bournemouth.
Nonetheless, the Arsenal faithful were in agreement that they did not like manager Arsene Wenger’s selection of Elneny and Coquelin for this away fixture that they see as a must-win.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Cuz coquelin and elneny in the middle is so dead lmao zero creativity
— kaywop ? (@cali__sb) October 29, 2016
Would swap Elneny for Wilshere easy you know
— Aaron (@A_MDUBS) October 29, 2016
Coq and elneny. No Walcott too. Can't expect to score 3 or 4 goals. But a 2-1 scrappy win would do.
— MesutXhaka (@XhakaMesut) October 29, 2016
I really don't fancy Coquelin and Elneny both playing that role alongside each other. Far, far, far to slow at moving the ball
— Patrick Boyd (@PatrickBoyd11) October 29, 2016
@Arsenal Elneny- Coq in midfield again. ?
— Alex Bangert (@alexpj_96) October 29, 2016
Coquelin & Elneny ?
— Charles ✨ (@Madz_Charles) October 29, 2016
Coq & Elneny ?
— عبد العزيز (@JamzSho) October 29, 2016
Egyptian international Elneny has played five league games for the north London club this season, starting two fixtures.
France international Coquelin has played seven encounters, starting five, including the goalless draw against Middlesbrough in their last Premier League game.