It may just be that the Arsenal injury list and the form of some of the Gunners who are fit have all but given Arsene Wenger no choice in his team selection recently. It will certainly be interesting to see what happens if and when Aaron Ramsey is fit again, which could be as soon as the trip to West Ham on Saturday.
I would assume that Petr Cech will come straight back into the side but that does not really affect things as much as a change in the outfield and I have a feeling that the boss has taken a leaf out of the books of our title rivals Leicester and Tottenham as he tries to chase down this elusive EPL trophy.
Both of the clubs above us have been playing with the same core of players all season and it has certainly worked for them. Wenger would not have been able to do that even if he had wanted to with all our injuries but I do not think he would anyway. The Frenchman has always tried to rotate his squad and when you are in the Champions League as well as two domestic cups you can understand why.
But there is also a theory that this does not help a team find it’s fluency and play at a consistent level. Has Wenger learned from the Foxes and the Spuds and should we now see the same 11 Arsenal players starting every game?