Arsenal are expected to field their “A” team against Burnley on Sunday after fieding the “Bs” in Germany.
By this point, it’s well established that Arsenal have two starting line-ups: one for the Premier League, and one for the cups.
Arsenal’s eleven on Sunday, then, should be as we expect.
Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette should all start.
It might be tempting for Arsene Wenger to rotate his team a little as we have a mid-week game against Huddersfield coming up before Manchester United visit next Saturday.
However, with several first team players featuring on Thursday against Cologne, Wenger won’t have many options.
Danny Welbeck would have been in contention had he not just returned from an injury.
He only played the first half against Cologne, in what was a predetermined move to manage his recovery.
Meanwhile, any thought of including either Francis Coquelin or Mohamed Elneny to beef up the midfield will have been discarded after the duo’s poor performances.
The team is fully expected to be unchanged from the one that defeated Tottenham 2-0 last week.
Cech – Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal – Bellerin, Ramsey Xhaka, Kolasinac – Ozil, Alexis – Lacazette