Aaron Ramsey has not started a game for Arsenal since he returned to fitness after his latest injury problem. It looked like Arsene Wenger was trying to be every cautious in re-introducing the star player of last season back into the Gunners’ line up, but events this week have forced his hand.
With the manager having toild Arsenal.com that our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is very unlikely to be able to start after he picked up a minor problem in training this week, the young Welshman is the natural choice to start instead.
And after Ramsey’s start to the season has so far not quite managed to hit the heights of last year, perhaps a home tie with bottom of the league and winless Burnley is the ideal game for him to come back in. Ramsey is likely to have the more creative Mikel Arteta alongside him in the centre of midfield, so he should get plenty of chances to join the likes of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez in attack.
Wenger also gave a positive update on KIeran Gibbs, suggesting that THE English left back should be fine to start, while I also expect Chambers to come in to partner Per Mertesacker in the middle with Bellerin on the right. I would love to see Theo Walcott as well but that is more likely to be from the bench.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs
Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla
Alexis, Welbeck, Chamberlain