ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Hector Bellerin will virtually certainly start at right-back after sitting out the vanquishment to Watford and his pace down the right hand side could prove vital in establishing and obviating attacks. Ramsey is not expected to be involved after injuring his hamstring in midweek while Elneny is away on international obligation with Egypt.
Danny Welbeck is another player who is expected to be handed a chance in attack for the Gunners after being reposed for the Watford game, and his tremendous goalscoring performance at Southampton provided a glimpse of what he can provide for the team when he’s plenarily fit.
Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both liable to be in the squad despite suffering knocks in the midweek loss, while Mathieu Debuchy’s return to full training gives Wenger the option of a more natural substitute right-back compared to Gabriel.
Santi Cazorla is the only long-term absentee on the sidelines, with an expected return date pencilled in at six to eight weeks.