Wenger has already said that he will be fielding a strong team with some changes.
Therefore, for me Szczesny to start in goal in place of Fabianski. Not because Fabianski is not playing good but because Szczesny needs to play games. In defense as Squillaci is out so Djourou to return and Koscielny to retain his place. Eboue has recovered but I don’t see him playing. Therefore, Sagna to start on the right flank and Gibbs on the left to give rest to Clichy.
In midfield Nasri to take the central role as Rosicky has featured in the last two games and he will be needing rest. Wilshere needs to have a rest too so Song starts again with Denilson in the holding role.
Upfront Chamakh deserves a break so either of Van Persie or Bendtner to feature. Van Persie needs to get match fitness but I don’t see him starting. He may come on as a substitute. As for Bendtner, who hasn’t yet put words to action, he may get another chance to start. Walcott and Vela to start on the wings.
Probable team: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Gibbs, Denilson, Nasri, Song, Walcott, Bendtner, Vela.
Notice that with seven changes, from the last starting XI, the team still looks strong as Wenger said.
So it is another game at home. Today we have an opportunity to get back to winning ways at the Emirates. With our home record not good at all, Wigan will fancy a chance but I believe we will overcome them in style. But for that we would need to play with desire and conviction throughout the match.
I am expecting a win for us and if we can keep a clean sheet it would be good. I hope the team doesn’t show complacency today.
The snow might become a factor today. The match may get cancelled or else the pitch will be very slippery if the match is played as scheduled. Extra efforts will be required to make things happen if it’s played in snow. Let’s hope that the weather doesn’t play a significant role today.