Leaving Wojciech Szczesny out of the 18-man squad in favour of Lukasz Fabianski is extremely risky and I cannot think of a particularly good reason for this decision. The big question is whether we are going to play with Fabianski, who has not featured at all this season due to injury, or with Mannone, who made 13 appearances at the beginning of the season when Szczesny was sidelined. The only thing I can say for sure is that the decision to leave our No.1 at home will spark a huge amount of speculation about whether we will sign a new keeper in the summer.
The defence pretty much picks itself. Jenkinson continues at right-back in the absence of Sagna, Mertesacker offers a physical presence alongside Vermaelen & Kieran Gibbs has just returned from injury.
In midfield I would definitely play Aaron Ramsey over Abou Diaby. Ramsey took a lot of unfair criticism earlier in the season, but he has proved to be very useful in recent weeks and will slot in nicely next to Mikel Arteta. Wenger may choose to play him on the wing and Rosicky in the centre, but I like Rosicky on the wing. Rosicky has a nice burst of pace to use out wide. Santi Cazorla is an everpresent in the attacking midfield role, with Theo Walcott on the right and Giroud as the target-man.
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