Who will be Arsenal’s second striker for the Sunderland game? Akpom?

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So who do you think will end up playing where against Sunderland this weekend?

Well the back five pretty much picks itself, and as for the main striker there really is only one option – our avuncular Frenchman.

The midfield could be intriguing though. If Walcott is fit he should start on the right with Cazorla on the left. My gut feeling is that Arsene will rest Jack Wilshere and start with Aaron Ramsey and Matty Flamini sitting right behind some fella called Mesut Ozil.

The really interesting part could be who is on the sub’s bench? I am assuming that there will be one striker at least, but who is that going to be? Sanogo is injured which means it is a toss up between our old friend Nick The Dane and seventeen year old Chuba Akpom. Is Bendtner match fit? If not then Akpom, who has impressed in pre-season, might get a place on the bench. It will be interesting to see if he starts tonight in the Academy game against Stoke.

If he doesn’t feature then I think it is very likely he will be heading north with the first team.