The big question on the lips of most Arsenal fans this week as we prepare for the big Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford today was about the fitness of our Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez and whether or not Arsene Wenger would risk him after the injury concern surrounding him during the international break.
The good news is that Alexis is in the starting line up for the Gunners today and for those who were worried about the possibility that he would be back out on the left can relax as Olivier Giroud starts from the bench. There are a few changes to the team made by Arsene Wenger and not all force on him due to injury problems.
Carl Jenkinson comes in for Hector Bellerin at right back as we all expected but a lot of Arsenal fans will be surprised to see Elneny in the team and Xhaka on the bench. Aaron Ramsey also makes the team and I can only assume he will play out wide as Ozil will be in his usual number 10 role.
Iwobi drops out but Walcott keeps his place but I wonder if he will switch flanks to allow the Welshman on the right, especially with the need to boost that flank with Jenkinson coming in. Theo has previously done well on the left so that is what I think we will see today.
Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal
Walcott, Ozil, Ramsey
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Giroud
Is this the right Arsenal team to get a long awaited Premier League win at Man United?