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Nelson or Mkhitaryan? Unai Emery's selection that could define Arsenal's approach this season

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Who makes way for Lacazette, Reiss Nelson or Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

Alexandre Lacazette's likely return to the fray for the visit of Burnley to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday adds to the impressive array of attacking talent available to Arsenal head coach Unai Emery.



But it also hands him something of an intriguing dilemma if, as expected, he retains the core of the side that won 1-0 at Newcastle United on the opening weekend.



For all his undoubted talent Mkhitaryan would feel rather like the safe option, a repeat of the more prosaic, pragmatic approach of last season.

A decision that seemed to better reflect Emery's approach to young players was that to sign Denis Suarez on loan in January rather than attempting to utilise Emile Smith Rowe, who was subsequently sent out on loan.

It might appear to be a rather minor selection - and in truth there ought not to be much for Emery to consider if last week's performances are the sole deciding factor - but whether Emery goes for the promise of youth or the more guaranteed returns that come with experience should tell us a great deal about how he will approach his second season in north London.

While the head coach talked a great game about his commitment to young players last season there was a sense that he was too conservative to throw youngsters in at the deep end when it mattered most.
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