Arsenal travel to face Stoke in the Premier League with a potential crisis at left-back.
Giving his pre-match injury update to Arsenal.com, Arsene Wenger said:
We have uncertainties about Nacho Monreal who had to come off last week with a foot injury, and about Kieran Gibbs. Thomas Vermaelen is back in the squad, Mesut Ozil is back in the squad. Both are available.
If Gibbs and Monreal both fail to make it, Arsenal will be without both their senior left-backs.
In this piece, we look at three candidates who could be ready to step in to the void.