Midfielders & Wing-Backs
Hector Bellerin (RWB) – While far from flawless, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has done okay in his last two outings at wing-back, and having played 90 minutes twice recently, Bellerin should come assume his place in the team, potentially with an eye on the Englishman starting against Chelsea.
Mohamed Elneny (CM) – His form is returning to the level supporters were most familiar with for the vast majority of his Arsenal career. However, it’s one of either Elneny or Dani Ceballos to drop out of the side and the more defensive-minded option will keep his place.
Joe Willock (CM) – Can he do a better job than the Spaniard and maintain this spot in the team for the weekend? That will be what Arteta asks of Willock who hasn’t been able to replicate his Europa League form into Premier League action, the reason for that being the obvious gulf in class.
Bukayo Saka (LWB) – Nobody wants to see him play in this and granted rest instead. He hasn’t featured in Europe this season so he isn’t as burned out as everyone will expect, but ideally he is given a breather. Sadly, if this Arsenal side have any hope of beating any side, let alone Manchester City, then Saka has to play.