The Arsenal manager has tried to play a few mind games with our opponents in the final Champions League group game tonight, playing on the fact that is the home side Olympiacos that has everything to lose as they go into the game in second place and knowing that they just need to get over the line.
The flip side of that, of course, is that Arsene Wenger wants his team to be able to play with freedom as we have everything to gain and most people expect us to come up short and drop into the Europa League. To really make this ploy work, it would be great for the Gunners to get the opening goal and to get it nice and early.
So as expected the boss has put the pace, movement and finishing of Theo Walcott back in the starting line up and also kept the presence and power of Olivier Giroud. We might even see them play as a front two if things get desperate but I assume it will be the usual 4-3-3 to start with. Joel Campbell gets the nod ahead of the Ox for the other forward position.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Walcott, Ozil, Campbell
Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers, Iwobi.
There is not much else to say other than that Arsenal need to be somewhere near our best tonight. Can we do it? Course we can. COYG!