Once again I am really surprised at the Arsenal team sheet handed in by Arsene Wenger for this Premier League away game against QPR. THeo Walcott once again is left twiddling his thumbs on the Arsenal bench, with Danny Welbeck alongside him.
Perhaps just as big a surprise is the fact that Per Mertesacker comes staright back into the team. It is Laurent Koscielny who the under fire German replaces, with Gibbs and Bellerin keeping their place in the full back positions.
With a massive FA cup game at OLd Trafford coming up and the likes of Cazorla, Ozil and Alexis having played a lot of games and minutes, I thought the manager might make a few changes but he has decided not to. So Tomas Rosicky c omes in as Ramsey only makes the bench.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs
Alexis, Cazorla, Rosicky, Ozil
subs; Martinez, Chambers, Koscielny, Ramsey, Chamberalin, Walcott, Welbeck
It is an attacking line up from Wenger and a strong bench so I expect us to win this game. I just hope that our big stars do not then look jaded against Man United. Hopefully the Gunners will get a good halftime lead and then Wenger can rest Alexis and Santi.