Wenger to announce £70k-a-week forgotten star in Arsenal squad on Monday
Arsene Wenger is prepared to include one of Arsenal’s forgotten players in the 18-man squad which travels to Sutton United on Monday.
The Arsenal manager is dealing with more scrutiny than usual after seeing his side lose ground in the Premier League title race before being thumped 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Monday’s FA Cup affair will serve as an opportunity for the Gunners to produce a response to the huge disappointment which occurred at the Allianz Arena in midweek.
And it appears that Wenger is prepared to make a few notable changes to his squad with Mathieu Debuchy set to be handed a rare chance to impress.
According to the Mirror, the French defender is expected to play a part in the clash against the non-league side tomorrow.
Not having the injured Laurent Koscielny available means Gabriel could feature at centre-back and with Hector Bellerin likely to be rested, there will be room for Debuchy in the starting line-up.
An FA Cup appearance for the 31-year-old former Newcastle star will be some turn around after he made his wish to leave the club very clear during the January transfer window.
Debcuhy’s potential involvement on Monday could also be one more sign that Carl Jenkinson, who has been overlooked in recent months, is no longer in the plans of the manager.