Arsene Wenger has stuck with the side that beat Sunderland at the Stadium of light last weekend. Mikel Arteta had spoken of the move to 4-4-2 to accommodate Alexis in a central role and we are likely to see a repeat of that this afternoon. I had thought that perhaps we could see Aaron Ramsey come back into the team given the opposition and venue, a chance to start on the front foot but Arsene has gone for a more cautious foundation of Arteta and Flamini, giving the base for Alexis to work his magic further up the pitch.
The bench is looking pretty strong with Walcott, Podolski and Sanogo as attacking options.
Ok, let's win this and win it well. No pressure guys.
Confirmed Line Up:
Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Podolski, Sanogo