Despite the fact that Arsenal will need as much attacking talent as possible to break down what is sure to be a well organised and hard to break down Anderlecht defence, there is very little chance of either Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott starting the Champions League clash at the Emirates tomorrow.
And this is also despite the fact that the two wide forwards lit up the game and made the Gunners attacking threat look miles better when they came on for the last ten minutes or so against Burnley on Saturday. The fact that the England and Germany international forwards did lift the home crowd and the other Arsenal players so much coming on as subs is one of the major reasons why Arsene Wenger will be happy to have them on the bench tomorrow.
Both are impact players anyway and Theo is not fit enough to play a full 90 minutes yet, while Podolski is often guilty of not putting in enough leg work in a tough game. So the Gunners will start with the likes of Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who keep the possession game going and have the energy and ability to wear down the opposing players.
Hopefully, of courser, we will have the result sewn up nice and early, but if not, Walcott and Podolski will be a fearsome couple of forwards for a tiring team to have to deal with. Do you think they might become super subs on a regular basis for us?