It is getting down to the nitty-gritty for Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players now. The Gunners may not have a realistic chance of the title but we are very much involved in a real Premier League tussle. With an FA cup trophy to defend and a poor home result to overturn in the Champions League as well, the manager knows he must rotate his squad while still fielding a team that will do the job for Arsenal.
Tonight I think that means a rare start for Theo Walcott in the attack. I think Wenger will rest Alexis as he has not been at his best recently and will be needed in a few days for the Man United game. I think Welbeck will start as well but on the other side to Walcott with Giroud keeping his spot after his double against Everton.
Hopefully Ramsey will be back in the team and that will allow Wenger to rest Cazorla as well and play Ozil or Rosicky in the CAM role, assuming that Coquelin can play with a mask that is. Maybe young Bellerin at right back could do with a rest as well and we do have Chambers ready to step in.
I bet Wenger would love to make lots of changes but he cannot afford to mess about with league points, so hopefully he gets the balance right.