Jamie Carragher admitted he was ‘surprised’ by Freddie Ljungberg’s choice for his first match answerable for Arsenal, questioning why Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka had made it into the beginning XI.
Ljungberg will lead a facet he represented as a participant out towards Norwich on Sunday afternoon, on the finish of every week the place Unai Emery’s tumultuous reign was delivered to an finish.
The temper across the Emirates has been poisonous all through the season, with Arsenal eight factors off the top-four forward of kick-off at Carrow Road, and Carragher thinks Ljungberg has taken a danger by selecting three unpopular players to begin towards Daniel Farke’s facet.
‘Surprising,’ Carragher instructed Sky Sports. ‘Basically, he’s put players into the workforce who the supporters can’t stand.
‘Normally a supervisor – rightly or wrongly – perhaps performs to the gallery and retains individuals on facet.
‘Obviously as a manager you’ve bought to select the workforce you imagine in. If he believes in these players…
‘I haven’t bought a clue what he sees in Mustafi. I actually haven’t bought a clue in that one.
‘But look, no one has covered themselves in glory. Sokratis is on the bench, he’s been actually poor.
‘I’m not fairly positive what components you give you within the again actually for Arsenal. It’s not a simple one.
‘Tierney, I don’t know if he’s bought a knock. Kolasinac has by no means satisfied me. I believe Tierney is a very good participant. I’d prefer to see him get in, they paid good cash for him.
‘Xhaka coming back in… it’s an fascinating one.’