There may not be many changes, if any, to the Arsenal midfield for the Brighton game.
The Arsenal midfield was quite poor against Norwich City on Sunday, in fact, it has been all season long and it needs sorting as a matter of urgency. However, I am not too sure that there will be too many changes against Brighton.
Freddie seems to have a soft spot for Joe Willock and I expect that he will retain his place despite a poor display against the Canaries.
The same applies to Matteo Guendouzi, for some reason he seems to have had the trust of Unai Emery and now, Freddie Ljungberg.
This is now going to sound like a broken record but I also do not see the Swede dropping Granit Xhaka. He did not play too badly on Sunday and probably deserves to keep his spot.
And then there is Mesut Ozil, well, guess what? I do not see the German being dropped either.
The bottom line is that I fully expect the midfield will be completely unchanged from the one we saw against Norwich City.
I actually can understand that to some extent. It creates a form of stability. Keeping the same midfield two games in a row is generally a good thing, especially with a new man in charge. It means that they can start to get used to each other’s movements and will create a better understanding of field placement as per Ljungbergs instructions.
It breeds confidence and the brutal truth is that there are not too many alternatives. Lucas Torreira looks a shadow of himself, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has not impressed too much when given a chance in the middle of the park and Dani Ceballos is injured.
So, the midfield for me will be Gunedouzi, Willock, Xhaka and Ozil.