The rumours that was circulating about Mesut Özil not being in the squad turned out to be spot on. The German has picked up a slight foot problem which is apparently not serious, let us hope that is correct. He has been replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain so we can expect to revert to more of a 4-3-3 formation. 

Alexis Sanchez is also not in the squad which is a slight surprise, hopefully Arsène is just being ultra cautious rather than any injury setback to his hamstring.

New signing Mohammed Elneny takes his place on the bench so we should see him get some minutes in the last 15 minutes or so I would imagine.

The rest of the team is as expected. 

 

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gabriel, Gibbs, Elneny, Arteta, Iwobi