I am sure that Arsene Wenger would love to be able to rotate his Arsenal squad and give all of the players that put in such a shift on Boxing Day a well earned rest, with less than 49 hours between that hard fought, 10 man victory and the trip across London to face high flying West Ham.
But the fact that our opponents are doing so well in the Premier League, especially at home, as well as the injury situation that is ravaging our squad and leaving the manager with a fewer good options, means that is not really possible.
The Gunners could be boosted by a couple of players coming back from injury, which would be a big help to the boss. Hopefully our France international defender Laurent Koscielny will be one of them and if so he will obviously come straight back into the starting line-up.
The same can be said of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, although it seems that the midfielder is a lot less likely to be available than Koscielny.
The problem is that Wenger knows we are in for a tough game and so he will probably go for his strongest possible team, even though the likes of Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez could do with a break. And Tomas Rosicky has only played the one game in a long time and might struggle with his fitness but unless the Ox passes his fitness test we are struggling for another option.
Maybe Cowquelin could come in to form a double pivot with Flamini, especially as we need to be solid away from home against a more expansive than usual Sam Allardyce side. So apart from Koscielny and a striker to replace the banned Olivier Giroud, do you expect any changes from Arsenal?