It looks like the same old story is happening all over again for Arsenal this season, as the injury problems start to mount again. And of course, with the Gunners being our usual lucky selves, it is the area where we could leasy afford to lose players that is where we have lost them.
Both Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy are in the treatment room as Arsenal travel to Germany for the massive and potentially decisive clash with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, But as Arsene Wenger pointed out in his interview reported by Arsenal.com, the very harsh red card shown to the French right back against Besiktas meant that he would not be available anyway.
So Gibbs for Monreal is an easy one but the boss has a tougher decision to make about who will come in for Debuchy. I suppose there is an outside chance that Flamini or Coquelin could be selected but it is much more likely to be Calum Chambers or Hector Bellerin and it depends how adventurous the Frenchman is feeling.
With Dortmund suffering their own problems, they are perhaps as vulnerable now as they will ever be, so I would be tempted to go for the electric pace and attacking ability of the young Spaniard. Linking up with Alexis Sanchez down the right, Bellerin could give Dortmund’s inexperienced left back Erik Durm a real nightmare.
However, we saw the dangers of being too adventurous in away games last season and Chambers has proved himself to have the head for a big occasion. So which one would you start?