Arsene Wenger is clearly desperate for Arsenal to pick up from where we left off at Goodison Park a couple of weeks ago, when the away win over Everton saw the Gunners finally get the Premier League challenge going in the right direction again. Because even though our Czech Republic international keeper Petr Cech is fit enough for a place in the match day squad today, the boss has not brought him back into the starting line up.
In fact he has not made a single change from the side that beat the Toffees, even though Alexis Sanchez arrived back late from a long haul flight back from South America and Olivier Giroud got his confidence and form going by scoring for the France national team.
So our breakthrough young forward Alex Iwobi will start once again on the right flank with Danny Welbeck in the middle and Alexis on the left, giving the Arsenal front line plenty of pace and energy and with Mesut Ozil pulling the strings behind them they should get plenty of chances. Let´s just hope someone finishes one nice and early to settle the team and the home fans down.
That first goal could be crucial so Coquelin and Elneny have an important job to do in protecting the back four while also setting the tempo of the game from the central areas, while we need no mistakes from Gabriel, Koscielny and the full backs.
Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez
Subs: Cech, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Chambers, Walcott, Giroud, Campbell
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