1.. Sagna is out, so Jenkinson will be Right Back. Which will mean some fresh legs in the defence, never a bad thing.
2.. The rest of our defenders are full fit, I’d expect Gibbs, Mertesacker and Koscieiny to start the game with Vermaelen and Monreal sitting on the bench.
3.. Flamini – Got to be the first name on the team sheet when Wenger is thinking about the centre mid 3. Organisation, professionalism, Fitness, Pace, reading of the game, tracking back, covering and sticking the boot in are all things he has and Diaby hasn’t.
4.. Ozil – Now there’s a way to open your goal account at a club and then there’s how Ozil did it. Pure class.
5.. Ramsey – This kid just keeps on growing, Jack should really learn from how he handles himself on and off the pitch.
6.. Arteta – We are in the blessed position right now that he doesn’t have to be rushed back from his injury layoff. Expect to see him on an experienced bench for us, which makes a good change.
7.. Rosicky – Fit, well as fit as he’s ever likely to be and until Santi or Podolski are back fit by far the best option we have on the left side of the attacking 3
8.. Giroud – every limp, every tackle, everytime he goes down i feel a pain in stomach, this is the only position we have no credible cover for. He is looking sharper, fitter, holding play up better, his positioning has improved and most importantly he is putting the ball in the net.
9.. WBA – Currently sitting 10th, won 2 drawn 2 lost 2, scoring 6 conceding 5. Yes they had a good day last weekend at a struggling Salford club but we should have miles too much for them.
10.. Wenger knows – Get this game out the way and the next game isn’t till the 19th October, when we should have a fully fit Arteta and fingers crossed Carzorla back and that’s when the real destruction of teams should commence.
Likely starting XI – Chesney, Jenks, Per, Kos, Gibbs, Flamini, Ramsey, Rosicky, Gnarby, Ozil, Giroud