We know that Arsenal are having terrible problems keeping enough defenders fit for the visit of in-form Newcastle United this evening, not to mention the in-form-but suspended Calum Chambers, but I think we can all safely say that Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker and Martin Debuchy are certainties to start the game.
We all thought that this meant that the Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin was nailed on to take the right-back position, but Arsene Wenger has announced that he won’t make a decision until today. Le Prof said yesterday: “He (Bellerin) is getting better from game to game,”
“At the start he was a bit inhibited, but in the last game I think he played with more freedom.
“Defensively I have 24 hours to think about my options and I will find a solution for tomorrow. We have to play somebody with almost no experience or somebody who is not used to playing in the position.”
At first I thought he was talking about Semi Ajayi, who has trained with the first team occasionally this season, but then we find out that Wenger has brought back Francis Coquelin back from his loan at Charlton, so now it looks like a straight fight between Bellerin and Coquelin.
Personally I think Wenger will go with Coquelin, who has filled in in that position before, but who do you think Wenger SHOULD choose?