I expect Alexis will be rested for this one, after playing 90+ mins for Chile twice even after having a calf problem. Hopefully Ox will be back and can slot in.
Most of our players have been on international duty so I expect this one to be a frustrating game. 1-0 Arsenal. My wildcard prediction for the goal is Coquelin, he deserves one, and to see the passion on his face if he scores will be priceless.
We weren't great, but we were also desperately, almost comically unlucky to lose there. 2 injuries, a goal from a free kick that wasn't, an own goal, a missed sitter, hit the post and a slip on a penalty. Chalk it off and move on.
Literally Arteta's role today was to come on, lose the game for us by giving away a free kick (although to be fair it wasn't), defend poorly from said free kick allowing them to score, score an own goal and then go off injured. Still not sure why he's still about, at least Flamini still has his legs.
I feel contractually obliged to do this after the Arse f*ck it up against mediocre opposition again, missing a penalty in comedy fashion and picking up an injury to Coquelin - he's out for two months. .... ey thank you.