Arsenal fans have questioned Mikel Arteta's decision to deploy Bukayo Saka as a right wing-back against Chelsea.

It comes as the Gunners take on their London rivals at Stamford Bridge - a venue they have not won at in the Premier League since 2011.

But in recent times, Arteta has proved successful against Chelsea - beating them under Frank Lampard in the FA Cup final last year.

However, with Thomas Tuchel in charge, the west London outfit look a completely different animal.

They find themselves in the final of the Champions League and the FA Cup, as well as looking set to land a spot in the top four of the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta is under pressure at Arsenal

Arteta has been tasked with stopping Tuchel's side and has made some interesting decisions in his line-up.

One of them being the fact that Saka has been placed as a right wing-back, with Arsenal fans confused by the Gunners coach.

What has particularly irked supporters was the fact that Arteta has three actual right-backs on the bench in the shape of Calum Chambers, Cedric Soares and Hector Bellerin.

One fan said: "Play Cedric/Chambers at RB, Saka at LB, Martinelli/Willian at LW and Laca at CF and Pepe at RW can we not try and build on our previous results without chopping and changing."

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal FC and SL Benfica at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 25, 2021 in Piraeus, Greece. (
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has been deployed in an unusual role

Another posted: "3 RBs on the bench and Saka RWB???"

While this fan said: "What did Cedric do to Arteta? Left footed Saka at RWB, while Cedric had decent performances."

And a fourth tweeted: "Saka at the RWB is dangerous, if he concedes possession then we are open to be countered, he wouldn't be able to track back, leaving holding exposed. It's a good formation with wrong player, Saka in particular."

In the Sky Sports studio, even Jamie Redknapp was bamboozled, saying: “It is strange when you’ve got Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers on the bench. They might be more suited to playing that role.”