Nicolas Pépé (RW) – Pépé, like Willian, has also disappointed when given chances to prove himself lately. Bukayo Saka appears to have claimed that role on the right flank as his own, so like many others in the team, he now has a battle on his hands. He’ll get a chance to show what he’s got tomorrow.
Eddie Nketiah (ST) – It’s been a strange season for Eddie Nketiah. The Hale End graduate has found himself notching pretty regularly for someone of his age but he’s struggled to break into the Premier League side. Nketiah scored the last time we played at St. Mary’s and he’ll be looking to do the same on Saturday.
Gabriel Martinelli (LW) – Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli has shaken off the injury he sustained in the warm-up prior to our last FA Cup fixture and is now back fit and fighting for a starting spot. It’s important Arteta doesn’t rush him back too quickly, so perhaps pulling him off on the 60-minute mark would wise tomorrow.