With Nacho Monreal, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla all a doubt for the Sunderland game and Granit Xhaka still banned, how will Arsenal line up on Saturday?
It’s likely that we’ll see the midfield combo of Coq-neny (?) since our hot-headed Switzerland international is still serving his three-match ban for the straight red card he picked up against Swansea.
Arsene Wenger said in his presser that Walcott (hamstring) and Monreal (thigh) are a doubt. So I imagine Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a brace in the EFL Cup midweek, and Kieran Gibbs will come in in their place, although the latter may have been chosen anyway considering Nacho hasn’t been fantastic this season.
Although Olivier Giroud is fit, I don’t see Wenger suddenly sticking him up front until the second half and Aaron Ramsey, despite potentially being in the squad, probably won’t get any minutes until the end. If he gets any at all.