We all knew that this was going to be a completely different team to the one that faced Middlesbrough at the weekend, but Wenger has really pushed the boat for this League Cup game.
It looks like Emilio Martinez is our official EFL keeper, and we definitely expected Gabriel and Holding to be the centre-backs. Gibbs has already been named captain so starts on the left, and Jenkinson will be on the opposite flank.
Elneny needs more game time and he will be given a much-needed run alongside Maitland-Niles, while the Ox moves up to the wing.
Jeff Reine-Adelaide has been told he is playing and he will be lining up alongside Iwobi and The Ox up front, with Lucas given his first start of the season as centre-forward, with Giroud on the bench…
Jenks – Gabriel – Holding – Gibbs
Elneny – Maitland-Niles
Ox – Jeff – Iwobi
How does that team look to you? Is it good enough to go past Reading and into the quarter finals?