Ian Wright has written in The Sun that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should not pick players just to accommodate them in the starting line-up.
The Gunners have a large squad with a number of good players, and competition for places is fierce.
With the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil all returning to fitness after injury problems, Wenger faces a tough task of playing all of his big-name players.
Arsenal legend Wright has advised Wenger to stick to his winning team and not deploy players out of positions.
“My concern now is, with so many star signings fit and returning, Wenger may damage a winning formula trying to accommodate all the names,” the 51-year-old wrote in The Sun.
“All of a sudden he has got Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Cazorla, Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky all challenging for four positions.
“And Jack Wilshere will soon be back from injury as well. That is the level of competition a club like Arsenal should always have, but they can’t all be in the team and Wenger must not pick people out of position just to get them in his line-up.”
Wright’s opinion will be shared by many Arsenal fans, who will certainly want the team to maintain their recent run of good form.
Earlier in the season when Jack Wilshere, Ramsey and Ozil were all fit, Wenger often deployed the Germany international playmaker on the wing.
Ozil failed to perform well when played out of position, and that should be a lesson to the Frenchman for the rest of the season.
Of course, the likes of Ozil and Wilshere are brilliant footballers who are going to make the team better, but Wenger should maintain faith in the players who have done well in their absence.