Tough call for the boss to make today given that Joel Campbell put in his best performance in an Arsenal shirt so far against Zargreb in midweek but as I explained in my preview, Aaron Ramsey is the type of player you want to have away from home, games in which you need to wrestle the control in our favour and have another passing option in the middle of the pitch. We have missed his impact on the side so I am very pleased to have him back once more. It means that Joel Campbell drops down to the bench and that gives us some options from the bench should the need arise.
The other bit of good news is that we welcome back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back to the squad and he takes his place on the bench. Oh to have options once again.
Confirmed Line Up:
Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Ramsey, Alexis, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gabriel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers, Campbell, Reine-Adelaide