Arsenal will hope to bounce back from the disappointment of crashing out of the EFL Cup in midweek when they face West Ham United at the London Stadium.
The Gunners haven’t been convincing in recent weeks and struggled through November, albeit with a series of positive results, before their unbeaten run was ended at 19 by Southampton in the League Cup.
With the likes of Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin sidelined with injury, it’s been tough for Arsene Wenger to ensure his side stay on track, but he’ll be hoping they do so with this team on Saturday evening:
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Gabriel starts at right back with Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy injured, with the Brazilian looking to pick up from where he left off against Bournemouth last weekend.
Carl Jenkinson has struggled and so his exclusion comes as no surprise, while Francis Coquelin could have played the role but has been restored to the starting line-up in midfield alongside Granit Xhaka.
Alexis Sanchez will lead the line for the Gunners, with Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain providing energy and pace down the flanks while Mesut Ozil continues in his usual position through the middle.
Aaron Ramsey is dropped back to the bench after failing to impress against the Saints in midweek, and the Welshman will be disappointed as with Cazorla out, he had the chance to establish himself in the team.