Arsene Wenger is most likely set to field a completely different starting XI against Doncaster Rovers to the one we saw draw 0-0 against Chelsea on Sunday.
Wenger has a history of putting out lesser-played senior squad members combined with inexperienced fringe starlets in the League Cup and it’s unlikely that this will change against Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday evening (7:45pm kick-off).
Santi Cazorla (ankle) and Francis Coquelin (hamstring) are both sidelined after the latter was subbed off against Bournemouth last weekend.
The 26-year-old was replaced by Olivier Giroud, who is once again struggling for game time after choosing to stay in north London over the summer. The France international could therefore start in his place on Wednesday.
Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin were reportedly rested from training on Tuesday, which suggests that they’ll be left out of the squad to face Donny at the Emirates.
What’s probable is that we’ll see the likes of Per Mertesacker, Mohamed Elneny, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud star as they’ve struggled for game time so far this season.
We’ll also probably see some youngsters, like Ainsley Maitland-Niles and the promising Reiss Nelson start. Rob Holding and Calum Chambers will most likely be given a chance as well.
Possible Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Elneny, Wilshere, Walcott, Iwobi, Giroud.Click here for reuse options!
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