Arsenal have been boosted by the news that all three of Danny Welbeck, Nacho Monreal and Petr Cech have been made available to Arsene Wenger ahead of the Saturday afternoon tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners boss will likely start the match with both Monreal and Cech in the starting line-up, while the returning Welbeck will likely find himself on the bench for the tie, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil expected to continue their new partnership behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after their explosive display last weekend.
Nacho has been one of our best performers throughout the campaign, whether being fielded at left-back or in a back three, and has maintained consistency despite a number of formation and position changes, and is a must in the line-up in my opinion.
Petr Cech however will likely start despite a number of errors so far this season, and I believe that I’m not amongst the minority in thinking that we need to bring in a replacement for the former Chelsea shot-stopper come the summer.
The toughest decision on the weekend may well be deciding which midfield player gets the nod to play alongside Granit Xhaka, with both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey both in top form at present. The Welshman bagged his first hat-trick of his senior career last weekend in place of Jack, who replaced him just after Aaron had notched his third goal.
It will certainly be interesting to see whether Wenger opts to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used in the emphatic win at the weekend, or whether he will revert back to using wing-backs in order to give more protection to his goal against our noisy neighbours on Saturday.
Does Cech deserve to start if fit? Is Monreal one of the first names on the team sheet?