All Arsenal fans should be crossing their fingers and toes and anything else that might be crossable in the hope that Alexis Sanchez is available to play on Sunday. The Chile international is currently a doubt for the home Premier League game with Aston Villa and so Arsene Wenger will now be thinking about how to set up his team in the absence of our star man.
With Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also apparently out of action, although thankfully not for long, it leaves the Frenchman with very few options if he is going to play our usual 4-3-3 formation. Olivier Giroud is surely nailed on to be the centre forward and we can only hope that Theo Walcott can complete 90 minutes for us on the right.
The Gunners have used Mesut Ozil on the left before and doing so again would allow the super Spaniard Santi Cazorla to start again in his favoured central role. But Cazorla could also play on the left with the German in the middle and I think that might be the better option.
There is always Tomas Rosicky to consider as well, but this could also be the perfect opportunity to give young Chuba Akpom a chance to impress, especially with our young striker apparently seeking some assurances about his playing time before signing a new contract.
Wenger could not ask for an easier [on paper anyway] Premier League game to shuffle his pack, so what would you do?