As usual, the midfield will play a pivotal part in Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United, Monday evening at Old Trafford.
Get the midfield wrong and the game will be gone and we have watched too many games featuring Arsenal when the midfield is lost to know what the end result will be.
If they are not helping out the defence, if they are not linking up with the forwards and if they are not controlling the pace of the game then they will struggle to get anything from the match.
That is why it is so important to get the right midfield set up and the signs are that there will be question marks over the players that Unai Emery selects for the middle.
It is almost certain that Granit Xhaka will play, it is inconceivable that he will not be picked just days after being confirmed as the captain of Arsenal this season.
Matteo Guendouzi appears to be in favour with Emery and looks another one very likely to start and the only question really to be answered is, who will play alongside Xhaka and Guendouzi?
There are three players in serious contention, they are Lucas Torreira, Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos and because it is away at United I am fairly confident that it will be Torreira that gets the nod.
So, the midfield I believe Emery will go with will be Xhaka, Guendouzi and Torreira. The question for you is, does this midfield inspire you?