Arsene Wenger is hoping that Arsenal can pick up where they left off before the international break. The Gunners have lost Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott to injury since then, though, and Jack Wilshere is still not available. Arsenal should still be more than capable of a home win against the Premier League strugglers Reading, who have won just once on their travels all season and have lost all of their 11 games against the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger has opted for Gervinho rather than Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right, so hopefully the Ivorian can show us that he deserves his place and add to his goal in the last game against Swansea. Fabianski keeps his place in goal, but Jenkinson is dropped to the bench. I think the young right back deserved to start, but Wenger may be trying to keep Sagna happy in the hope of him extending his contract. Aaron Ramsey will play alongside Arteta, and Rosicky will be the attacking midfielder, while Cazorla will occupy the left side of attack, meaning that Podolski is on the bench.
Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky
Gervinho, Giroud, Cazorla
The former Arsenal player Stuart Taylor makes his first return to the club in goal for Reading. Hopefully he will have a miserable time picking the ball out of the back of the net plenty of times, but I am not very convinced by the line up.
Arsenal v Reading will be on JustLiveStreaming.com