The Arsenal injury list website says that, Flamini, Diaby and Robin could be ready but he's not sure about Hleb and Cesc, I think that could well be a smokescreen.
Why on earth would you not play your best team in a 'must not lose' game?
If he plays the same team that lost last Sunday, we'll lose again, simple.
The upside is we have a home game with support and surprise on our side, expect to see all of them have a role.
This is a Wenger ploy, Diarra and Gallas will be up for it big time, I don't think Gallas played against them at all last season, so added spice there.
Plus we have the 'hate Cashley Cole factor' which will electrify the fans, what an atmosphere in store.
So onto tonight, Lehmann in goal followed by a back line of Hoyte, Kolo, Gallas/Senderos and Traore
Midfield of Diaby, Rosicky, Flamini/Gilberto and Diarra with Theo and Bendtner up top.
Subs will be Robin, Hleb (if in the squad) , Denilson, Song and Almunia.
Give Adebayor and Eboue a rest, or is it give us a rest from them!
I expect all the stars to get a run out in preparation for Sunday. He won't risk them for 90 minutes, but at the same time he won't risk them against the chavs without a cameo role tonight, to see how the injuries hold up and gauge match fitness, with the exception of Cesc who is out tonight.
A cunning plan is needed and too many times this season Wenger has left key players out and it's cost us.
We don't need our best players against Everton or Portsmouth, though I'm not saying they'll be a cakewalk, but we do need them for the Chelsea game, if we beat them, and it's been a while, it will give us the gap we need and send out a message to the rest.
We need to win tonight but we need to win on Sunday even more.
We are the only site Wenger reads, and I heard that on good authority, so Arsene, take note, the unofficial-official blog site is begging you to play our first team, after all that's why we pay them so much.
2 nil or more tonight and then a crushing win against Chelsea on Sunday...