Even though Arsenal are right up against it after losing the first Champions League group game two weeks ago and even though we do not play again until late on Sunday, Arsene Wenger is going to rotate his starting XI for the second group game against the Greek side Olympiakos tonight.
I think the Frenchman will make four changes, which might sound a lot in a game we simply have to win, but there are good reasons for all of them. David Ospina was promised plenty of game time by Wenger in the summer to stop him leaving and so he is likely to feature in most, if not all, of our cup games.
Mertesacker has just played two games in a row after just returning from injury while Gabriel has had a little rest so I see the manager changing them. Francis Coquelin is fit again and even if we wanted to give him a little more time the knocks picked up by Arteta and Flamini will not allow it.
Finally I think we will see Alex Oxlade.Chamberlain coming in for Aaron Ramsey on the right, both to give the Welshman a rest and to give the Arsenal team more pace and threat in wide areas. What do you think of the four changes Arsenal fans?