So there rumours of mass changes were rubbish as Arsene pretty much sticks with the team that lost at Stamford Bridge. Laurent Koscielny is ruled out with injury so Thomas Vermaelen replaces him at centre back while Lukas Podolski is replaced by Mathieu Flamini in the centre of midfield to no doubt give the team some more steel. Kieran Gibbs takes his place on the right of the attack while Oxlade-Chamberlain plays at left back.

I thought Yaya Sanogo might get a start but le Boss and stuck with Oliver Giroud. Many players have a chance to put things right and I am guessing that they will do just that. With the balance of the side we have to learn about gambling strategies about when to attack and when it is the right time to defend.

Come on the Arsenal.

Confirmed Line Up:


Sagna Mertesacker Vermaelen Gibbs

Flamini Arteta

Chamberlain Rosicky Cazorla


Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Bellerin, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Gnabry, Podolski