Arsene Wenger has suggested that he will make one or two changes to the Arsenal starting line up for the Premier League home clash with Sunderland this evening, but with it being the second of three games in a week and looking at the injury situation, I think it will be more like three or four.
In the injury update on the Arsenal website, the Frenchman revealed that as well as Debuchy, Welbeck and the Ox still being short of fitness, there is a doubt about our central defender Laurent Koscielny. The boss said they will check him again but I see no reason to risk him with that crucial FA cup final in the offing and so I expect Gabriel to start.
Another two changes I expect to see are starts for Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott. The pair have both been coming on as subs recently and they have been looking sharp, so instead of risking fatigue and injury to Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla, I think that Wenger will risk a couple more changes than he spoke about.
The other possible change is Kieran Gibbs for Nacho Monreal, but if Gabriel is also coming in the boss might not want to make the change at left back as well. This would be my team:
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs/Monreal
Walcott, Wilshere, Alexis
What do you think and what would be your starting XI?