I wonder which Arsenal players are going to miss out against Swansea City tomorrow, assuming that I have read the hints made by Arsene Wenger about making changes to the starting line up. If I am right then we should be seeing Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott from the start against Garry Monk´s team but the boss seems perfectly happy that this will not have a negative effect on our performance4 and result.
The Gunners may have been doing very well with the same team in recent weeks, but the manager suggested this weekend that he was only keeping the same starting XI because the three players mentioned above were not fully match fit, as reported by the Arsenal website. So although the Gunners need to make sure of the win after Man City and Man United won this weekend, it looks like Wenger will be ringing the changes.
He said, “I’m ready to change but we had a stability on the tactical front, the confidence was there and I didn’t change recently.
“I have no problems changing the players because they are all in very good shape, the players who practice.
“Players like Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs for example were not completely there in recent weeks but now they are all there on the competitive front. There’s no problem.”
I think it is fairly safe to say that Aaron Ramsey will be given a rest after picking up a knock last week, even though he is now back in training. But Rambo has been used on the right so maybe Walcott rather than Wilshere will take up that position. If Jack is to start then it would be either Santi Cazorla or Mesut Ozil who drops out and of course it would be Monreal that Gibbs replaces. So will this be the Arsenal team tomorrow?
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Walcott, Ozil, Alexis