Plenty of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to express their concern that Unai Emery has hinted that Sead Kolasinac will start against Leicester City this weekend after Kieran Tierney was named in the Gunners’ lineup for their clash with Vitoria.
The Gunners face the Portuguese side looking to put one foot in the knockout stages of the Europa League. Three points will all but guarantee their progression to the next stage.
With Arsenal set to stay top of the group whatever happens, Emery has made eight changes from the side that drew with Wolves at the weekend. The likes of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are not involved.
It would not be a surprise if they were being rested for Saturday’s trip to the King Power Stadium. But the fans fear that Emery has dropped another selection hint ahead of the weekend with his lineup.
It is Tierney who will start against Vitoria. Meanwhile, Kolasinac has been left on the bench. And some of the Arsenal fans on social media are fearful that that may mean that the Scot is not going to start against the Foxes.
Possible weekend selection hint?
Tierney has taken some time to really get going since moving to the Emirates in the summer due to injury. But he is already proving to be a hit with the fans. They are already impressed with the former Celtic man, and plenty believe that he should be the first-choice in that position.
He could end up starting two games in a week. But with Emery seemingly struggling not to spring a selection surprise at the moment, it appears that plenty fear that the Arsenal boss may have already decided that Kolasinac will be the man to face Leicester.
Here is what some of the supporters made of the decision to pick Tierney…
Kolasinac staying vs Leicester oh dear
— Gally ™ (@AFCGally) November 6, 2019
Kolasinac masterclass on Saturday, you heard it first here!
— Tycoonjr_king? (@kingu_jr_) November 6, 2019
Only good thing about KT not starting is the fact he doesn’t get exposed after Leicester tear us to shreds.
— Hale End FC (@AFC_KT3) November 6, 2019
So Emery has started Tierney today again so he will have excuse to rest him for the weekend?
— XlimDhave (@XlimDave) November 6, 2019
So are you trying to tell me Tierny and Pepe won’t start vs Leicester
— Rio (@RioClarke99) November 6, 2019
WHY IS TIERNEY PLAYING FFS
— K. (@TheOzilVision) November 6, 2019
don’t tell me that kolasinac is starting against leicester
— Asser Mohsen (@Asser96_) November 6, 2019
Why is Tierney starting?? Can’t have Kolasinac in the prem again??♂️ #EmeryOut
— A S H I J O Z ? (@_ashijoz) November 6, 2019