Arsenal will play host to League One side Wimbledon this evening in the third round of the EFL Cup with only two first-team players on the absentee list.
The Gunners will be confident of overcoming their lower league rivals, and will be expected to make a number of changes to the first-team with a tough clash with Tottenham in a few days in mind.
Two players who are not available today are Mo Elneny and Granit Xhaka, due to injury and suspension respectively as confirmed on the club’s official website, but there is no mention of the players who were seen to be struggling towards the end of Saturday’s fixture with Burnley.
All of Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney had to be replaced with issues during the clash at the weekend, while Takehiro Tomiyasu was also seen to be struggling towards the end of the match, and I would be surprised if any of those were unnecessarily risked in midweek.
Predicted Arsenal XI:
Cedric Chambers Holding Tavares
Patino Maitland-Niles Lokonga
Martinelli Lacazette Nketiah
This team should have more than enough in the locker to get a convincing win over the Dons, even with the 17 year-old debutant in the side who is rated highly, although it remains to be seen if he will get the nod.
Omari Hutchinson, Omar Rekik and Kido Taylor-Hart could also be in contention to pick up minutes in the first-team also.
Which players are you most keen to see pick up minutes this evening?