All eyes could be on the Gunners big money January arrival, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined the club for a fee believed to be in the region of £56 million, which seems like an incredible bargain in the modern transfer market. I think he saw that was going to be the case (for Arsenal) last season when he played 30-plus games and scored 19 goals. Opta tell us he was involved in 172 goals in 213 matches for Borussia Dortmund, 141 of which he scored himself.
Puel went on to state his side were unfortunate, however, not to gain something from the game: "We were better in the second half - we had more quality; we were not lucky; we hit the post three times". I hope he will be capable of being in the squad.
"We know this team is unsafe with a lot of quality. Aubameyang, I have to assess how well he feels".
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to make his league debut for Arsenal, but Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck remain sidelined with long-term injury concerns. "They were not in good confidence but now they play well with confidence and it will be a tough game".
Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey could continue in central midfield but Wenger may decide to sacrifice Mohamed Elneny as a defensive midfielder to give the Gunners more attacking options. As far as the defense concerned, the likes Monreal, Bellerin, Koscielny and Mustafi should start in front of Cech.
Twenty-year-old winger Ademola Looman completed a surprise switch to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the late hours of Wednesday night, and Allardyce used his post-match press conference after the 2-1 victory over Leicester City to voice his confusion over the matter, given the club wanted to send him to Championship front-runners Derby County.
Will new loan signing Eliaquim Mangala go straight into the team?
For the visitors, Leighton Baines, James McCarthy, Ramiro Funes Mori and Maarten Stekelenburg are all expected to not feature. Other channels that will show the game: SuperSport 4, Optus Sport, Flow Sports Premier, SFT Sport 1, Belarus 5, Canal + Sport 2 Afique, Supersport 3 Africa, Diema Sport 2, NBC, Digi Sport 1, Comsote Sport 1, Sky Sport 3 Italia, DAZN Europe and Astro Supersport 3.
Arsenal face a visit from Everton this weekend as Theo Walcott makes his first return to the Emirates as an opposing player following his move up to Merseyside.