It has almost gone unnoticed that Arsenal have as many points as last season’s champions, despite having yet to to tap into the full extent of their attacking armoury. But on Saturday they can finally unleash their trio of superstars – Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil – and perhaps even begin laying down a title marker. Up until this point, the Three Musketeers have not spent a single minute on the pitch as a unit. But that could now finally change. The real question though, is whether that is such a good thing.
On the surface, Arsene Wenger’s slowness in accommodating all three players might be put down to mere circumstance and bad luck. Sanchez was given an extended period of rest after his Confederations Cup exploits, and then picked up an injury; £50 million man Lacazette has been given time to adapt to the demands of the Premier League; and Ozil has been sidelined with a troublesome knee… Read the full story