Arsenal could open up a significant gap on the top four should results go their way.
Arsenal face Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night at Loftus Road fresh off a 2-0 home win against Everton on Sunday.
The Gunners are looking to maintain their league form and enhance their chances of Champions League qualification.
Here is how Arsene Wenger’s men are expected to start.
GK) David Ospina
Another clean sheet added to his collection to make it four in seven league appearances, Ospina continues to keep Szczesny out of the side.
RB) Hector Bellerin
The young Spaniard is growing on a weekly basis and has improved the aggression in his defending to go along with his rapid pace.
His league debut was decent and showed signs of allowing Arsenal to hold a high line given his recovery pace.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Needs to improve his communication as he becomes the leader of the back four in the absence of Per Mertesacker, his defensive qualities are undoubted.
LB) Kieran Gibbs
Returned to the starting XI despite Nacho Monreal’s recent rise to prominence and has to improve on the defensive side of the game to become complete full-back.