Arsenal are currently preparing to face Southampton on Tuesday evening in the third round of the Capital One Cup.
The Gunners got back to winning ways on Saturday, beating Aston Villa 3-0 with Danny Welbeck netting his first goal since his £16million deadline day move.
Mesut Ozil also looked like his old self as he scored one and set up another, and Arsene Wenger will no doubt be hoping his stars can continue where they left off when they face Ronald Koeman’s side.
The Saints have been in good form themselves lately, winning their last two league matches without conceding a goal, and it will be interesting to see how seriously both sides take this competition.
Podolski will surely feature, having been used sparingly to date, while Alexis may have to make do with a place on the bench.
But if Southampton’s defensive remains as stubborn as it has been in recent weeks, the Chilean could be called upon before the night is through.