Arsenal v Swansea will be the last of the next round of Premier League games, so when Garry Monk brings his team to the Emirates on Monday night, Arsene Wenger and the players will know exactly where we stand. Man United travel to Crystal Palace on the Saturday and anything less than a win will almost certainly mean that Arsenal will finish higher than fourth.
We don´t know if this would have any effect on Wenger´s team selection for the Swans but I suspect it might make him a bit more likely to hand some game time to some lesser used players or those coming back from injury. There is a good case to be made for the likes of Danny Welbeck, Gabriel, Chambers, Gibbs and Rosicky but the man I would most like to see start is Jack Wilshere. He could come in for Ramsey or Cazorla who have both been brilliant but we do not need any more proof of that.
The boss has a big decision to make about the England international, however, and it would really help if he could see a decent amount of Wilshere on the pitch rather than just in training. And from the way the 23-year old exploded into the game at Hull on Monday, Jack is well aware that he needs to make up for lost time.
It looked like the Jack of old and if he really is getting that old form back then Arsenal have just been handed a massive boost to our hopes of retaining the FA Cup this year and winning the EPL trophy the next. Swansea have nothing to play for and are more of a technical side than a get-stuck-in one, so I think this game could be great for Wilshere and that could be great for Arsenal.
Would you start him against Swansea?