On the heels of a disappointing defeat at the hands of Barcelona, Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in a hugely significant Premier League encounter. A win for the Gunners will keep them on track for a title challenge and will also effectively knock the Red Devils out of the race for the top four.
Now although the Arsenal side more or less seems to pick itself nowadays, there is most certainly one change that has to be made. Irrespective of whether Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recovers from the knock he took during the game against Barcelona, Danny Welbeck must take his place on Arsenal’s right flank.
The Englishman has been immense since his return from a serious knee injury and his versatility certainly gives Wenger quite a few options in attack. Judging by his performances since returning, Danny seems hungry to make an impact and playing him against his former club will give him an added incentive to put in a match-winning performance.
Should he start on Sunday, Arsenal will have two genuine goalscorers playing on the flanks, with Sanchez coming in from the other side. Unfortunately, Theo seems to have suffered a dip in form so I really feel the opportunity has duly presented itself for Welbeck to step up and make the difference for Arsenal.
Having missed a vast majority of the season through injury, the former Manchester United star is fresh and raring to go, and he will need no extra motivation going up against a club that let him go considering him as surplus to requirements. After the Barcelona game, it is safe to say that the Ox certainly will not be starting, so I really hope to see Welbeck get the nod over Walcott and Campbell when the Gunners make the trip to Old Trafford.