Alexis benched, Ozil left out & still no start for Hazard

The duo were completely rested along with five other players for the Gunners' midweek Europa League win over FC Cologne, but the Frenchman revealed that Ozil and Ramsey were carrying minor knocks.

Arsenal have the firepower up front in Alexis, Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck, but it's their defence and lack of fighting spirit that has let them down in the big games.

He said: "I'm the type of guy that when I'm told I can't play under this type of manager, not with his style, if you tell me this some fire comes inside me, and I want to prove everyone wrong". The former Gunner even rubbed salt into the wound when discussing Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal, saying, "He wouldn't get into my team if I was picking a combined XI against a bottom-half team".

Germany worldwide Mesut Ozil has been left out of the match-day squad altogether after suffering with a minor injury, while Alexis Sanchez drops to the bench.

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Arsene Wenger will be feeling the pressure after a shaky start to the Premier League season, which has seen them win two and lose two. It was three days before the end of the transfer window and some players had their heads in and out. "You do not win the FA Cup like that and nobody gives you a red carpet to win it".

"Of course, we have the backbone to come back".

Arsenal, meanwhile, were handed another injury boost after Calum Chambers made his first appearance of the season after recovering from injury when the Arsenal Under-23 side beat their Leicester City counterparts 1-0 on Friday night (15 September).

Petr Cech returns in goal in place of David Ospina, while Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding are replaced by Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny at the back.

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