DM) Granit Xhaka
With the injury to Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka is expected to return to the Arsenal midfield. The summer recruit hasn’t exactly been a first team regular since his summer transfer but will be hoping for a run of fixtures in the coming weeks.
CM) Mohamed Elneny
Mohamed Elneny has only started one of the last seven matches for the Gunners but could come in tonight. The Egyptian was of course signed from FC Basel in January of this year and will want to play from the off against his former club.
CAM) Mesut Özil
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With the breaking news that the German has agreed a massive new contract with the club, Mesut Özil will undoubtedly play from the off against Basel. The playmaker was at his mesmerising best on the weekend and will be hoping for more of the same.