First of all I would just like to say that it is a rare pleasant thing for Arsenal to be facing a team with more players on the injured list than we have, even if two of the Leicester City stars on the list of sports injury website physioroom.com are down as possible to return tonight.
However, Arsenal have a deeper and stronger squad than the visitors to the Emirates tonight to start with, and in two o0f their absentees through injury they are without two of their key players. Danny Drinkwater is their main central midfielder and Robert Huth is a veteran defender who tends to win almost every aerial battle he goes up for.
The loss of the former Chelsea centre back in particular should be of interest to Arsene Wenger as he prepares for this first Premier League game of the new season and if it was me I would be strongly considering starting the big and powerful France international Olivier Giroud as our centre forward.
I know a lot of you will want the summer striker signing Lacazette there but with Alexis Sanchez definitely out I would play him on the left and use Giroud’s aerial ability, presence and link up play in a match which we are likely to dominate anyway. What do you think Gooners?