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Should Robben Be Re-Inserted Into The Starting Lineup?

With Arjen Robben's excellent display in Bayern's Munich's 5-1 destruction of Werder Bremen on Saturday, one obvious question persists: should the Dutchman return to the first team?

Jupp Heynckes has kept last year's automatic starters Robben and Mario Gomez on the bench in favor of Thomas Muller, Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery, and Tony Kroos in the attacking positions, all of which have performed wonderfully this season.

But Robben looked like Bayern's best player at times at the Allianz Arena, finally appearing to have shaken off his numerous injuries that bothered him through the first few months of the season.

Given these criteria, there seems to me only one solution.

Sebastien Schweinsteigger has been an automatic pick for Germany and Bayern Munich through the peak of his career, but the midfielder was quietly Germany's worst player at Euro 2012 and Javier Martinez can easily manage the majority of Bayern's defensive responsibilities on his own.

I would move the in-form Kroos back into the holding role, Muller underneath the striker, and reinstate Robben back onto the right wing.

If Kroos slips up at all, you can always bring in Schweinsteigger back in. Despite his massive talent and experience, he has to be the odd man out.

The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bavarian Football Works readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bavarian Football Works editors or staff.

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