By Graham McNorthbank
I'm not quite sure how it happened, but what should have been an easy home tie in the Champions League, where we could give fringe players some game time, has now turned into a nervy must win encounter with Arsene Wenger having to field as strong a team as possible.
In saying that, I reckon Le Gaffer could keep man of the moment Samir Nasri on the bench this evening and only deploy him if we're struggling. That should mean a rare start for Theo Walcott and a chance to use his pace against our Serbian visitors.
Talking of Partizan, if we cannot defeat a team that has scored just one goal in the Champions League group games (albeit against you-know-who), then we do not deserve to qualify for the knock out stages of the competition.
That said, I fully expect a strong Arsenal team tonight to do the business, so as always here's your chance to share your thoughts on who our starting 11 should be this evening.
Sagna Koscielny Squillaci Gibbs
Song Wilshere Rosicky
Walcott RvP Arshavin