Arsenal's midweek Luton Town clash opportunity for squad rotation

Arsenal are back in action after a taxing 0-0 against Manchester City at the weekend, and as such, gives Mikel Arteta the chance to rotate his squad.
Luton Town v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Luton Town v Arsenal FC - Premier League / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Arsenal has to back up after their taxing exploits against Manchester City when Luton Town come to the Emirates, which provides Mikel Arteta the perfect chance to rotate his squad.

Arsenal's 0-0 draw away at Manchester City at the weekend was physically taxing on Mikel Arteta's squad, which makes the prospect of backing up again a couple of days later rather challenging.

Luckily, the Gunners squad has enough firepower that Arteta can swap the magnets around while still maintaining the quality needed to dispatch Luton Town in their midweek fixture. But it won't be easy as The Hatters have given a good account of themselves against the Premier League's top sides.

Luton has lost to Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Chelsea 2-1, which shows their plucky side. Liverpool was the only team to get ahold of them in a 4-1 win. Let's not forget Arsenal's 4-3 win against the Hatters thanks to a Declan Rice goal in the seventh minute of injury time.

But at the Emirates, the Gunners are a different beast.

As such, with the Champions League on the horizon and a tricky away trip to Brighton looming, Arteta could rotate his squad while still keeping enough quality to get three points.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah, Leandro Trossard and Jorginho could all come in. Although Arteta will be wary of making too many changes as the Gunners have been in imperious form in the league over the last month.

Still, with the title race heating up and only a select few games left, coupled with the Champions League, Arsenal will need all of their stars firing.

Bukayo Saka looms as the obvious choice to sit this one out after limping out of the Etihad at the weekend. Despite training well and being available, the Gunners have more than enough options to give Saka a night off.

Not often do you get a chance to rotate your squad at the pointy end of the season and while Luton are fighting for their Premier League lives, Arsenal should have too much firepower...despite having a potentially heavily rotated squad.