Arsene Wenger has had a few key decisions to make over the last few days, but most of them are about how to ensure that Arsenal are stronger defensively than we have been of late. The attacking and creating side of the game has been pretty much okay, but we need to have that solid platform o build on to make sure that we beat Anderlecht tonight.
A win is a must if the Gunners are to keep the hopes of winning the group over Borussia Dortmund alive. So as expected the Frenchman has kept our most combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini in the starting line up. And having Aaron Ramsey back in the middle with the in form Jack Wilshere should also help to protect that back four.
The other big decision Wenger has made is to keep Monreal in the centre and use Chambers to replace Bellerin at right back. He has also resisted the pressure to play Lukas Podolski, with Santi Cazorla likely to start on the left. At least the German striker has made the bench this time.
Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs
Alexis, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla
subs: Huddart, Bellerin,Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Campbell, Podolski
We need a fast start and to make sure that it is the Anderlecht defence, not Arsenal’s, that is put under serious pressure. Come On You Gunners!!!!