We are expecting a little rotation this evening as this match against Sunderland should be the easiest game of our run in so far, and we have two MUCH more difficult games ahead.
We thought Koscielny would be rested to face a team that hasn’t beaten us in 15 games and are certain to be playing Championship football next season, and that has proved to be true. Otherwise Holding, Mustafi and Monreal are kept on to keep us strong at the back.
Bellerin is kept in as Oxlade.Chamberlain is unlikely to be fit until the FA Cup Final, with Gibbs on the other wing-back role again, but surprisingly Alexis Sanchez is starting again despite going off injured at the weekend.
Giroud is given another starting place after scoring twice at the weekend, but Welbeck and Walcott are on the bench if he fails to perform.
So here is the official team….
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So, not as many changes as I thought. This team should easily dispose of Sunderland, shouldn’t they?