Despite the fact that the Arsenal injury list is now down to just two players in Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere, the boss explained that some of the players that are back in training and available to play again are not quite fully ready as yet.
Arsene Wenger will definitely not be using the England forward Danny Welbeck against Burnley as he spoke on a press conference you can see in full on the Arsenal website about the striker’s length of time out of the game and how it would be a gradual process back into the first team for Welbeck, including a least one game for the Arsenal under 21 side.
One Gunner who has already had one of those is Tomas Rosicky and with no Cazorla or Wilshere the Czech Republic star is one of the strongest candidates to cover for Mesut Ozil in the number 10 role. Would you start with him or the German against Burnley? I would probably save Rosicky until the second half when Burnley energy levels have dropped.
Coquelin has also been out for a while and has not had any minutes with the reserves but I would probably start with him and then bring him off if he starts to look tired. That way we get the benefit of his ability for the hardest part of the game, he gets the benefit of some game time but should still be fresh for Southampton on Tuesday.
And if Wenger is planning to use Mohamed Elneny as a box-to-box player as he suggested, I would leave him on the bench with Ramsey starting. How would you use these Arsenal players that are not quite up to speed?