The XI: Wigan vs Arsenal
Welcome to the ‘The XI’ where you name your starting line-up of preference for an upcoming Arsenal match based on the team status from injuries to suspensions.
The returning Van Persie proved his match fitness on Wednesday but the good news ends there for Arsenal as Vermaelen joins the injury list – which already reads: Arshavin, Gallas, Djourou, Song, Fabregas, Ramsey and Gibbs – while Denilson is a doubt for Sunday’s game.
The aging and injury-prone Rosicky may find two games in five days a big ask so it may be time to try out a youngster on the left flank where Merida or Vela could be good options. Arsenal look more poised in attack in away games where Eboue starts while Walcott deserves a chance for his late contribution in midweek.