Arsenal are set to name an unchanged starting line-up from the 5-2 win over Everton for Saturday’s game with Swansea.
After the “B” team just about got past Norwich in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, the “A” team will return to action in the Premier League on Saturday.
That means the usual suspects should return to the starting line-up.
Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette are all expected to start.
That means Arsenal will be unchanged from the 5-2 win over Everton last weekend.
There were no new injuries from the Everton game, while the likes of Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck, who would challenge for a first team spot, remain injured.
Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny and Jack Wilshere, who could also be considered for starts, played 120 minutes on Tuesday and will surely be rested on Saturday. Francis Coquelin, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud could also return to the subs bench.
Arsene Wenger talked up 18-year-old Eddie Nketiah in his press-conference and hinted he could get chances in the Premier League soon.
However, the game against Swansea will likely be too soon for that. At best, he could be a surprise inclusion on the bench.
Hence, our Arsenal predicted line-up for the match against Swansea is:
Cech – Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal – Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac – Ozil, Alexis – Lacazette