If Arsene Wenger was unsure about whether to rotate among his available Arsenal forwards for the visit of Southampton tonight, I think that the last few minutes of the FA cup win over Burnley will have made his mind up. If Theo Walcott had managed to round the keeper and finish his glorious chance to score then I believe he would have started against his former club.
The England international is lacking a bit of confidence at the moment having not scored since the Man City match in December. He also has a pretty poor record against his boyhood club, with just one goal against them in the 10 years since he signed for Arsenal.
Add to this the fact that Theo played the full 90 minutes on Saturday while Joel Campbell was not used and the fact that the Costa Rican has been in good form, then it does not take a genius to guess which one will start tonight, assuming that Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud are in the line up that is.
The other call for Wenger is at the other end and although Per Mertesacker was at fault for the Chelsea defeat due to his daft red card challenge, the nerves on show at the back against Burnley suggest that evfryone is a bit calmer with our BFG in the back four. Gabriel will replace him sooner or later but I do not think that time has come just yet.