I guess the Arsenal manager really does believe all his talk about the cohesion and stability of a team being all important, because Arsene Wenger has, stubbornly some might say, stuck largely with the same starting line up that was so poor as we lost to West Ham last Sunday.
The Frenchman has made a couple of changes, but with our star of last season Alexis Sanchez being fit to play after his extended summer break, one of those changes was bound to happen. The other is to put the young Spanish right back Hector Bellerin back in the side in favour of Mathieu Debuchy and that is also because he is fit to play again after a thigh problem.
So there is no real tactical change, with Giroud keeping his place at centre forward, Theo Walcott on the bench and both Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla in the starting XI. Whether that means our little Spanish midfield maestro is going to be stuck out wide again we will have to wait and see.
But let’s be honest, he has an abundance of talent in the midfield and I don’t think that if Yo had gone at that time, whether he would have got into that Arsenal team, he would have had to fight.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain
So the main man from last week, Oxlade-Chamberlain is rewarded by being dropped? You better win this one Arsene or the Arsenal fans and football media will have every reason to get on your back.