While Marco Silva’s side have impressed during the early stages of the season, Mikel Arteta will surely fancy his chances of extending Arsenal’s excellent start.
Top of the table as things stand, the Gunners boss has largely a fully fit squad from which to choose ahead of a game his side will be expected to win.
The biggest selection dilemmas come at full-back. Both Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu are pushing for starts and perhaps the latter could offer more aerial support to Arsenal’s centre-backs as they prepare to battle with Aleksandr Mitrovic.
Reiss Nelson is the only absentee as he struggles with a quad injury.
“Everybody has trained this week and everybody is fine, so hopefully we’ll have a full team to select from, apart from Reiss [Nelson] who has been injured for a few weeks now,” said Arteta on Friday.
Arsenal predicted XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Injured: Nelson (quad)
Saturday 5.30pm GMT, Sky Sports
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Jarred Gillett