Well as we expected there were no surprises from Arsenal’s Premier League rivals yesterday, apart from how much better than Chelsea Man City were perhaps, so as well as holding onto some hope that Newcastle can take points ioff Liverpool later, we Gooners just want to see Arsenal do what they have to do and take all three points from our home game against Brighton.
Arsene Wenger has been handed a few selection problems ahead of this game, but he did the right thing by resting most of the regular first team stars in the Europa League win at BATE Borisov, so there should be no excuses about tired legs today.
Holding, Mustafi, Monreal
Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac
Iwobi, Lacazette, Alexis
subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Maitland-Niles, Elneny.
Wenger has some very good attacking options on the bench but hardly any back up in defense with Koscielny having joined Calum Chambers in the always busy Arsenal treatment room. However, as long as the lads do not take the visitors too lightly and play with the right amount of effort then we should see a good win from the Gunners today.
The pressure is on though, as anything less will make this upcoming international break an unhappy two weeks for us all. COYG!