Arsenal winger Leandro Trossard was once again on top form for Belgium last night and Mikel Arteta must give him a chance against Everton.
And although last night’s thrashing was against a minnow, Trossard has shown that same form all summer at Arsenal.
Yet, Trossard’s solitary start was against Fulham, a game in which he was hooked at half-time.
The Belgian started the game out of position at centre-forward and it’s hardly a poor reflection on him that he failed to get going.
MORE ARSENAL STORIES
Trossard deserves a chance at left-wing, the position he’s had so many excellent cameos for Arsenal in of late.
Of course, that presents one problem: Gabriel Martinelli.
How do you drop a world-class player?
Well there’s no better time than after an international break in which Martinelli has travelled all the way back from Peru.
Arsenal also have a crucial game against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League next week, a perfect game for Martinelli to rotate back in.
Trossard is excelling for Belgium and Arsenal
Arteta will need to be able to trust his whole squad this season.
And unless the likes of Trossard feel they have genuine belief from their Arsenal manager, it isn’t going to work.
Arsenal shouldn’t just be targeting one piece of silverware this summer, they should be competing across the board.
Arteta’s side had a fairly rigid eleven last year and it did work for three quarters of the season.
But in order to go the whole way Arsenal will need to share games around, and Sunday looks like a great chance for Belgium’s Trossard.
Trossard has been brilliant for Arsenal in almost every chance he’s had since signing for £26m.
And he now deserves a start in his favoured position.