Then surely Cresswell deserves to be in the squad this time around? Gibbs hasn't played well for a while and has lost his place in the Arsenal team. Cresswell meanwhile has maintained a pretty good consistency bar one bad game against Bournemouth.
No real strategy, just get a squad capable of getting out the league, the manager has absolutely no idea what his best team is and is trying to stumble across it. I did tip them to go up in fairness but there doesn't seem to be a cohesive plan as such. consistency is so vital in this league.