Nacho Monreal starts at centre back alongside Per Mertesacker. There was some talk of Hayden starting the game but that was not to be. As he is not even on the bench it could be that the 19 year old is injured. Alexis Sanchez starts which is quite the surprise given how late he returned from International duty.

The rest of the team is as you would expect with the injuries we have. The one shock is that one Aaron Ramsey has taken his place on the bench. He seems to be back a lot sooner than we thought. Perhaps Shad is spreading magic. I doubt we'll even see him on the pitch today but having him back is a massive boost. Let's hope he finds his form quickly and kicks us on.

Three points today please Arsenal.

 

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: Martinez, Ajayi, Coquelin, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Campbell