When Arsene spoke pre match about sticking with the Santi Cazorla & Francis Coquelin partnership due to their experience together I should have known that the midfield was unlikely to change. I thought Santi may have been given a chance to rest some legs today but it doesn't appear so, such is the importance of points at this early stage I guess.

Theo Walcott comes back into the team on the right and Alex Iwobi keeps his place on the left, which I am pleased about. I'm not too worried about Alexis starting at centre forward as long as Theo Walcott makes runs into his spaces when he moves to the flank as he often does. Xhaka and Elneny and new boy Lucas Perez are on the bench, hopefully we can ease them in from a comfortable winning position *prays*

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Holding, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas

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