THere was some great news for Arsenal fans this week on the fitness of Hector Bellerin, after the young Spanish international defender had to miss out on the first Premier League game of the season with a thigh problem. Knowing the way that the Gunners have been hit by injury problems over the last few years, I for one was fearing a long spell on the sidelines.
But Arsene Wenger has allayed those fears and assured us that the talented and pacy right back is match fit and ready to play. But does that mean that we should have him straight back into the starting line up? He was brilliant for us for most of last season, while Mathieu Debuchy may still be a bit rusty after playing so little during the last year but I am not so sure.
Sunday´s opponents Crystal Palace had a good opening day win and their wide men Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha did a lot of the damage to Norwich City, so I would be inclined to go with the more defensively solid of our options at full back. For me that is Monreal and Debuchy.
But there is also an argument that we need to be more direct and creative with Wenger´s somewhat negative tactics against the Hammers being blamed for last week´s loss. Maybe the best way to neutralise the threat of the Palace wingers is to make sure they are having to defend. So that would be Gibbs and Debucky.
Who would you start with?