Following the news that Mesut Ozil was ill on Sunday and had to return to London, Arsene Wenger announced that he would probably be short for the Huddersfield Town game this week (Wednesday night).
This could open the door for Jack Wilshere to make a rare Premier League start despite Wenger using Iwobi as Ozil’s replacement for the Burnley game, Wilshere coming on as a late sub. Wilshere played in our Europa League game last Thursday giving him a short recovery time and perhaps wasn’t quite ready for a start at Burnley but this time around it was Iwobi who could need a rest with Wilshere stepping in especially given our huge game against Manchester United looming large.
Our line up these days writes itself, but it should look something like this:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech put in a shift against Burnley and will get another league start at The Emirates on Wednesday night. Ospina is back from his groin injury and will be on the bench.
Defence: Our holy trinity, Monreal, Mustafi and Koscielny will play at the back, Arsenal are yet to concede a goal with clean sheets against Bournemouth, Chelsea, West Brom, Brighton, Spurs and now Burnley when Mustafi and Koscielny have started the game.
Midfield: Bellerin and The Tank Kolasinac will be patrolling the wings, while the aforementioned Wilshere could replace the sick Ozil as Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka look to continue their formidable partnership in the middle of the park.
Attack: Alexis Sanchez, scorer of the penalty which won us the game on Sunday will partner Alexandre Lacazette up top as we look to continue our timely rise up the Premier League table.
Theo Walcott confirmed on his Instagram account that he is back in training after being out for a week or two and Danny Welbeck will also be itching for more playing time after his recent injury woes.