Nacho Monreal has been passed fit to start on the left of the defence which is a huge boost for the Gunners. It allows the back line to remain as is. While Kieran Gibbs is among the substitutes.
In what is a freezing cold night here at Emirates, the Gunners are in desperate need of three points to continue this momentum they’ve built after back to back wins and close the gap on the top four.
Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey continue in midfield with Santi Cazorla hoping to pull the strings ahead.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shaken off his knock and starts on the wing while Alexis Sanchez is again among the lineup once despite looking fatigued at the weekend. Hopefully we don’t pay for that, but how can you leave out the determined Chilean?
Olivier Giroud is on the bench leaving Danny Welbeck spearheading the attack.
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Here is the team sheet:
Martinez, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis, Welbeck
Macey, Gibbs, Bellerin, Rosicky, Podolski, Sanogo, Giroud