There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsene Wenger will have had one eye on the next Arsenal match as he prepared the Gunners for the Europa League game tonight, because we can afford to draw or even lose against Red Star Belgrade tonight and still be confident of progressing to the knockout phase of the Europa League, while losing away to Man City at the weekend will all nut end our hopes of winning the Premier League title.
Having said that, Arsenal want to beat the Serbian side tonight as it will guarantee us going through and will set us up nicely for Sunday, so it is a good job that Wenger has a deep and strong squad to choose from and he has used it well tonight in my opinion.
In come Jack Wilshere, Walcott and Giroud and we also have the combative Coquelin in the holding midfield position so the young Gunners in the team can express themselves without worrying too much about leaving the defence exposed.
Debuchy, Elneny, Holding
Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Willock
Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud.
Subs: Cech, Osei-Tutu, Akpom, Dasilva, McGuane, Nketiah, Sheaf.
David Ospina has not made it in time so with that back three there is a weakness at one end of the pitch but we should have more than enough attacking threat at the other end to make sure that Arsenal win this game. COYG!