With Arsenal really needing to take all three points from the Premier League home game against Chelsea this afternoon, Arsene Wenger will have been hugely relieved to see two of the club’s best and most important players back in training this week.
And barring any last minute setback, both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be fit to feature at the Emirates Stadium today. If that is the case you do not need me to tell you that the boss will put them straight back into the first team.
I also think that Arsenal fans will have to wait a little longer to see our new signing Mohamed Elneny make his Arsenal debut, as I think that Wenger will stick with the experience of Mathieu Flamini for such a key game. Other than that the only real decision for the Frenchman to make is who to play on the other side of our forward line, with Olivier Giroud sure to start in the middle.
For me it would have to be the pace, movement and finishing of Theo Walcott ahead of the fancy footwork and tireless work rate of Joel Campbell. So this would be my starting XI.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Walcott, Ozil, Alexis