Arsenal have not had a good start to December in the Premier League, with a defeat against Man United and a draw at Burnley, but with a game every three days at the moment they have a chance to get on track against West Ham at the London Stadium tomorrow evening.
But the question arises as to whether Wenger will be giving some first team players a rest or not, considering that West Ham seem to have suddenly come into some good form after beating Chelsea at the weekend. Our reserves had a great game against BATE last Thursday and are back to playing well together and a few of them looked ready to play in the Premier League.
I doubt that Wenger will be making wholesale changes but Aaron Ramsey is definitely out so we expect to see Jack Wilshere get his first League start, and we will all be hoping that Shkrodan Mustafi can return at centre-back.
But what else should Wenger change? Personally I hope that Xhaka is given time on the bench to consider his form, and Coquelin has played well in the last two EL fixtures and deserves a chance.
Walcott was also impressive as captain last Thursday and, to be honest, I want him to replace Alexis. There is definitely something wrong with the Chilean and he needs a rest. Giroud has also earned a start, and he is likely to be more suited to a tough London derby than Lacazette.
So here is the team I’d like to see….
Koscielny Mustafi Monreal
Bellerin Wilshere Coquelin Kolasinac
Who would you pick to start tomorrow?