I already see in the comments on this site that some fans are suggesting that Bukayo Saka, Emiliano Martínez, Joe Willock etc should be started in the Premier League game on Sunday for Arsenal but there will be huge changes for the match against Aston Villa, that I am certain of.
Bernd Leno will return in goal, I just cannot see Unai Emery making any other decision on that, also, David Luiz will keep his place in defence and Sokratis will be brought back in as well, Emery rested him specifically for the Villa game and if he did not risk Holding last night why would he risk him with a start on Sunday?
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac will also start as the wing-backs, again, I just cannot see the manager changing that.
Upfront you have to think he will start Mesut Ozil alongside Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, I mean, he did rest him, didn’t he?
In the middle of the park, you just know he will stick with Granit Xhaka and bring back in Matteo Guendouzi, so that leaves one midfield spot and the chances are that will be Dani Ceballos.
So, where is there a place for Martinez, Willock and Saka? I am afraid to say that the bench is the most likely place for the trio.
Emery showed last season that he treats the Europa League and Premier League as two separate entities and he will do so this season, he is a horses for courses type of manager.
That also means we are unlikely to see Torreiraa, Mustafi or Chambers given starting spots.
So, while last night did see some great and much-improved performances from some players, I doubt it is enough for their current status as fringe players to change.