We’re in a sequence of games that fans of rival teams would just say is ‘easy’, so have to keep the momentum going while we’re on a roll and expecting to win. Too early in the season to rotate, but also we have our best squad in years, so a conundrum.
Ospina; Bellerin Mustafi Koscielny Gibbs; Xhaka Elneny; Iwobi Ozil Oxlade; Perez
Subs: Cech, Monreal, Holding, Reine-Adelaide, Zelalem, Coquelin, Walcott
However if you look at the Basel line-up, Wenger just wants to get the job done. I’m actually expecting Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott all to start. Middlesbrough is at least a home game and then obviously there’ll be 11 changes for the Reading game.
Basel were actually really poor, apart from the Icelandic player. They’re a better side than Ludogorets, but with that whole ‘unknown quantity’ factor, it wouldn’t at all surprise me if LudoRaz caused us more problems than Basel did.