This is it, this is going to be the weekend when Granit Xhaka finally gets a start for Arsenal.


It seems very much like Wenger is working up to a Xhaka/Ramsey midfield pairing but has yet not trusted the duo from the start of a game for a variety of reasons (Ramsey being injured being a major one).

Now, with Bournemouth rocking up at the Emirates, Wenger has the perfect chance to test the pair out against a side who like to play football.

Francis Coquelin’s destruction is not needed in this game, and it hasn’t escaped the notice of the people here at Cannon Towers that Le Coq has been the one consistent in a failing midfield recently.

Anyway, with Hector, Santi and others out, here’s how we think (hope) that Arsenal will line up against a Jack Wilshere-less Bournemouth side.

Arsenal predicted lineup v Bournemouth