What forward line will Unai Emery field against Bournemouth?
On paper, Arsenal has one of the most formidable forward line-ups but in reality, it has a one-man look about it.
Nicolas Pepe has yet to set the world alight and Alexandre Lacazette is out injured. So that leaves just Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the main man up front.
But Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and even Mesut Ozil are knocking on the door. All five are desperate to be given a run-out in the Lacazette spot.
Despite being poor so far this season, Pepe is an almost certain starter against Bournemouth. Therefore it is safe to say that Aubameyang and Pepe will occupy the first two forward places. But what about that final spot?
A lot will depend on the formation, does Emery go with Aubameyang as a sole striker with Pepe and one other just behind? What about Auba on his own with two out wide so they can also link up with the wing-backs? Maybe the Spaniard goes with two up-front and just one behind.
I am doubtful that Martinelli will be selected as a starter even though he is on fire right now in front of the goal. That role is more or less solely Auba and Saka looks more accomplished on the left side. Reiss Nelson is a more natural winger and that may well get him the nod.
You cannot dismiss Ceballos or Ozil either, both could easily play just behind Pepe and Auba and the flanks are left to the wing-backs.
I suspect that Emery will go with Saka and so a three man line-up of Auba, Pepe and Saka would be my guess but Emery may yet surprise us all.