Well it seems that despite all the pre-match talk about Arsene Wenger making a few changes to his Arsenal line-up for tonight’s home game in the Premier League, it turns out that the Frenchman is to stick with the same starting XI. That makes it five games in a row with the same side, something that Arsenal fans have not seen is some considerable time.
I hope this means that Aaron Ramsey is completely recovered from the knock he picked up as the Gunners produced an excellent winning display away to Hul City last Monday night and I am sure that the boss would not take any unnecessary risks. Whether Wenger decides to stick with the same system and formation remains to be seen because he could easily change around the roles of Ramsey, Cazorla and Ozil.
The Arsenal bench is very strong as well, including the likes of Wilshere, Walcott and Gibbs al hoping to get on to the pitch so as long as the Gunners go into this game with the right attitude and barring any major disaster, Arsenal should be celebrating the extension of our great current run and getting closer to securing a top three finish and strengthening our chances of coming second.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
subs: Szczesny, Gabriel, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott
Swansea are starting with no recognised striker, a la Barcelona, and there is a lot of pace in their team so we need to adapt to this quickly. Or perhaps just start well and bang in lots of goals. COYG