The moment of truth has arrived my friends, the Arsenal line up is here. I'm feeling somewhat nervous right now when I said previously that I was pretty chilled about the CL qualifier. Clearly I am a big fat liar.


Mertcielny return at the heart of the Arsenal defence which instantly makes me feel somewhat more relaxed about the situation. Hopefully Mertesacker has dusted off his rust from Goodison Park. Full backs stay the same which is no surprise


As expected the Flamster keeps his place at the base of midfield. Jack continues to play so that should make pundits happy, they get a good chance to have another go regardless of how he plays it seems.

Ramsey is replaced by Santi in the team who starts the game wide left.

Thank goodness for that, Mesut Özil is reverted back into the middle of the pitch and hopefully he'll be at his door unlocking best.


*drum roll* Alexis Sanchez gets another chance to show that he can make the switch to centre forward. I hope he has been improving in training and learning what the boss wants for him because this is a big one. Alexis and his team mates were on different wavelengths last weekend hopefully they'll click this time.

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: : Martinez, Chambers, Coquelin, Rosicky, Podolski, Campbell, Sanogo