Arsene Wenger might be slightly disappointed that he’s only now able to exploit an almost fully fit squad, so late in the Premier League season.
Nevertheless, Monday’s home game against Swansea City gives the Arsenal boss a welcome chance to chop and change a successful line-up, and to experiment with a different selection of faces, now a top-four finish and Champions League football is almost a certainty.
Here’s the how we think the Gunners could line-up on Monday night:
GK: David Ospina
Ospina was unable to keep a clean sheet against Hull but has generally been in good form and is under no clear and present danger of losing his spot to Wojciech Szczesny.
The only goal now for the Colombian, apart from the obvious, is to convince Arsene Wenger he should retain his place in the starting XI for the FA Cup final at the end of May and not return to the silly notion of a ‘cup-keeper’ when that could have a devastating impact on Arsenal’s trophy aspirations if Szczesny isn’t up to snuff on the day.
RB: Hector Bellerin
With Debuchy still nursing a hamstring injury, Bellerin will continue his fine run in the team – is he now first choice for next season?
Calum Chambers almost certainly isn’t and would be lucky to get a look in the rest of this season lest the injury curse strikes again for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger must be thinking of giving him time in the U-21 just to play a little.