The injury news was good for Arsenal this week, with Laurent Koscielny having passed his fitness test on Thursday and training with the squad again yesterday, so Arsene Wenger will be able to name his strongest back four in front of Petr Cech.

And despite Alexis Sanchez having only recently returned from his long haul trip to South America and two full 90 minute games for the Chile national team, I think that Wenger will start him away to Watford today, as the Premier League is a huge priority for the Gunners this season.

Alexis did come through the two matches unscathed and so the injury concern should not be a problem, only his energy levels and the fact that he starred and scored as Chile won both games against Brazil and Peru should have left him raring to go again for Arsenal.

I do not expect Wenger to change our winning formula so the Arsenal starting line up should look like this.

Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Coquelin, Cazorla
Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis

Is this the right team to get our Premier League title challenge started back with a bang?

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