He may be playing a bit of mind games, and it would be a first time for the Arsenal manager, but Arsene Wenger has all but stated that he would not be starting Theo Walcott against Swansea City later. And when you consider how careful the Frenchman has been with his fit again front man so far, then he is probably not going to risk Theo from the start.
In that case, how do you think Arsenal should line up in attack? We could go with a 4-4-2 formation with Alexis and Welbeck. The Chilean has done brilliantly in a more central role and Wenger might want to keep him there. With Swansea good in possession though and in good form, there is a danger of getting outnumbered in midfield. But if any two forwards were going to work hard enough and defend from the front, the Arsenal duo are the ones you would want.
Assuming that Wenger is a bit more cautious and plays Welbeck more as a lone man, you are then looking at Alexis plus two behind him. I would have to go with the Ox on current form and play him on the right with Cazorla on the left. Our little Spaniard also seems to be finding form and when he does he can be a massive player for Arsenal.
The concern there is the chance of our left side being a bit exposed and the central midfielders would have to watch out for that. We could put the Oz on the left, Alexis right and Santi through the middle, which would threaten real pace all across the pitch but would reduce the presence of our Chilean star.
How would you line Arsenal up Gooners?