Well after all the talk about Arsenal tactical changes to face a Burnley side that is very strong at Turf Moor and questions about which of the Gunners returning from injury might make their way back into the Arsenal team today, Arsene Wenger has decided to stick with the same staring XI that did so well against Liverpool last week.
That is hardly a surprise I suppose, although there were doubts about the fitness of Laurent Koscielny, but there must be a problem with Gabriel as the Brazilian does not even make the bench. Hopefully Wenger has not had to take a chance with Koscielny. Szczesny is back in the squad after his rib problem though and we have Chambers as a back up central defender.
Many thought the game might be better suited to the talents of Welbeck and Gibbs, but they will start from the bench, where the surprise is that none of our players back from injury, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Debuchy are in the matchday squad.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Alexis, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil
subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Welbeck
What we want is a nice fast start and plenty of control and cutting edge from the Gunners but I have a feeling it could be a difficult day.