ARSENAL head coach Unai Emery was “brave” in his team selection for the game with Manchester United on Sunday.
That is according to Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer, who has picked out Sead Kolasinac for particular praise.
The Gunners maintained their winning run at home in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over the Red Devils.
The victory, their ninth in a row at home in the league, moved them back into the top four with just eight games remaining of the season.
It was an impressive display by the home side, who started with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, and Aaron Ramsey for the first time since September.
But it was the full-backs that really impressed, with Kolasinac on the left and Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the right providing the attacking impetus from out wide.
And former Newcastle forward Shearer said Kolasinac enjoys playing in this system because he likes to bomb forward.
“I thought it was a very brave and possible team selection with both Lacazette and Aubameyang and Ozil in there,” he said on Match of the Day.
“It was a very attacking line-up with Kolasinac and Maitland-Niles as wing backs.
“He was driving forward all afternoon”
“I was very impressed with Kolasinac again. Brilliant balls into the box and the way he drove forward with his pace and power.
“He was driving forward all afternoon and defending he was very impressive again but he likes it when he is allowed to play further forward.”
The Bosnia international was in the thick of the action right from the start of the game but was involved in a rather vulgar situation towards the end.
The 25-year-old appeared to vomit on the pitch after after landing awkwardly following a challenge from United midfielder Fred.
Kolasinac came down at an angle before sitting up and proceeding to let it all out on the grass.
To his credit, he continued to play on afterwards and saw out the rest of the contest.
Arsenal will try to overturn a two-goal deficit from their Europa League last-16 first leg against Rennes after suffering a shock 3-1 loss in France last week.
Emery will be hoping that his team can use their strong league form at home and transfer it to Europe.