Unai Emery says Granit Chaka could return to the Arsenal squad against Southampton as the Gunners look to turn around their dreadful league form.
Arsenal have recorded just one win in six in the Premier League and are eight points adrift of a Champions League place.
EEmery is expected to field Alexandre Lacazette in a central striker role while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will line up on the left flank.
Nicolas Pepe should return to the XI on the opposite wing, while Mesut Ozil could be handed a third consecutive start as Emery bows to pressure from supporters.
Xhaka, who was stripped of the armband last month following his confrontation with supporters, could make the bench.
Arsenal fans are hopeful both Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will start in the Premier League together for the first time.
It’s uncertain whether Emery will opt for a back four or a back five.
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