This is set to be quite a big day for Arsenal’s season, and Arsene Wenger has to make some crucial and decisive decisions, and more importantly they have to be the right ones.
We are just 7 days away from the League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, which could make or break our chances of catching our neighbours up in the title race, but conversely this FA Cup game against Southampton could also be just as important. If we lose this then that could be our only real hope of a trophy gone down the Swannee, but how to win BOTH and keep our stars fit for next week?
We have already discussed our midfield problems, with only Coquelin and Ramsey our only option in the centre. Can they both play all three games in the next seven days without worrying about fatigue?
One thing for sure is that David Ospina will be in goal, as per Wenger’s agreement with the Colombian. Wenger could stick with our best back four of Bellerin, Koscielny, our new lucky charm Mustafi, and Monreal on the other flank, but will Wenger tinker with them and play Gabriel and Gibbs instead?
Up front we have Walcott and Giroud both fit to return, so will Wenger play those two with the automatic starters Ozil and Alexis? Or will he keep Sanchez as centre-forward with Iwobi on the left and Giroud on the bench?
It is great that Wenger has such a large squad to choose from, but will he rotate tomorrow, or just play his best XI in all three games?
Decisions, decisions, decisions!