Wenger Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Everton

By on October 22, 2015

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Arsenal will look to go top of the Premier League when they take on Everton at the Emirates on Saturday evening. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech was in excellent form against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night and the Czech international is certain to keep his place in the side as David Ospina has been ruled out for a month with a shoulder injury.

Defence: Gabriel Paulista missed the Champions League game in midweek through illness and Arsene hasn’t given any indication if the Brazilian international will return to the squad this weekend but I’d expect the boss to stick with Per Mertesacker alongside Laurent Koscielny at the back in any case.

Hector Bellerin should retain his place at right-back while Nacho Monreal is expected to keep his place ahead of Kieran Gibbs on the left side of the defence after both were excellent in midweek.

Midfield: Francis Coquelin should continue in the holding role alongside Santi Cazorla after another impressive performance last time out. Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are likely to continue on the bench but Jack Wilshere remains unavailable following surgery.

Attack: Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out until after the next international break after suffering a hamstring injury on Tuesday night so the boss is going to have to make at least one change to his attack.

Wenger also dropped a huge hint that Alexis Sanchez is in need of a rest after saying the Chilean international is ‘exhausted’ so we could see him given a breather. If so, I think we could see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain come in on the left with Theo Walcott dropping back to the right wing.

This would allow Olivier Giroud to start up front as the big Frenchman should have played his way in to Wenger’s thoughts after coming off the bench to score a vital goal against Bayern Munich.

If Sanchez isn’t rested, then expect to see Walcott continue up front with The Ox playing on the right-wing.

Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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18 Comments

  1. VICTOR

    October 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Our best XI should be kept playing for us; enough of this embarasing team rotation, it has caused us enough headache. Field Sanchez if he is fit to play. No more risk taking.

  2. Ebenezer aduboffour

    October 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Arsenal and arsen wenger.we don.t change the winning team enough of ur pity on ur boys.hope now tìns ar movin on the right direction.lets kip the morai higher in ur fixture.ars 3 ur ever 0. Arsenal pride of london.

  3. Abas

    October 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Why is wenger droping sanchz 4 everton clash, he should start de game, if possible we get up to 2 or 3 goals b4 70minith den he can subtitud him 4 chambalin. i think dat should be de best idair.

  4. Jordan

    October 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Why r these people saying keep Sanchez on? They just said he’s worn out from internationals and the last couple games. That’s why Ramsey is injured now. Do you really want to risk him getting injured for a month or 2 rather than rest him a game? This is a good lineup and it’s about time Ox get some playing time. Obviously no one commenting has played a real season and knows how the build up of games effects u.

  5. bonaroca

    October 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Bonaroca:-I have to agree with Jordan. Arsenal are a big club and so obviously
    one would expect that they have good replacements who give a breather to their
    top players like Sanchez, Ozil and the ‘Koch & Merc’ as an example.

    Arsenal enough top players to fill in the gaps. After all what’s the use of having an academy and not making us from time to time and give a one off chance for the youngsters to breath down the regular players who think that they are irreplacable

  6. eduuboy

    October 22, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    we nid 2 win 2 go on top d table

  7. Mabior

    October 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Alexis should ve been rested in the next game after everton because everton are strong team they can beat if u ur not prepared and i suggest Gabriel to mark lukaku because the way he marked hazard was 100%.

    • manamongst

      October 23, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Really, for Swansea away??

      Nah brah, he´s tired now. We break him, we suffer. bottom-line.

  8. ABDULKADIR ABDULHAKIM

    October 23, 2015 at 12:02 am

    The selection is o’kay please Mr Wenger rest Alexis for us because we have many important matches upcoming please dont let him have injury,he is our main man for naw.

  9. haron

    October 23, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I feel asen should start the game with first XI that played against last champions league and make the changes after observing the game trend.I am very happy with the progres so far we need improve,i feel frequent plaaying makes one learn more and improve once progres in game game.I pray for the quick recovery for injured players in Jesus name

  10. phillable

    October 23, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Wenger pls rest sanchez and play chambo. we have enough quality in the above line up to beat Everton if we switch on really well. loosing sanchez to injury of countless months because of one is just foolish to me

  11. phillable

    October 23, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Wenger pls rest sanchez and play chambo. we have enough quality in the above line up to beat Everton if we switch on really well. loosing sanchez to injury of countless months because of one match is just foolish to me

  12. LOLA

    October 23, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I think chambo is good for da role, but alexis is excellent, by far our best player and need to play against top teams. Let us get ahead and then give sanchez a rest.

  13. Moham d Dahir ismail

    October 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Great line up

  14. watts nhema

    October 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Players should b rested for sure. They will end up picking serious injuries

  15. xantho

    October 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sanchez is exhausted but we need this match, I suggest he should be on the bench just in case we might still need him but arsenal needs to learn how to play without Sanchez so it is a good thing benching him not taking him out of the squad.

  16. Raymond Bada

    October 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Wenger is a mathematician, theologian, professor, Director, marketer in the field of what he knows best better let him use his wisdom to operate on,

  17. Moh'd Abdulhadi

    October 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    You gays are correct for all the comment, but we have to rest sanchez he should be on the bench because anything happen expecialy big game like Everton game is not an easy assignment. Thank to all Gunners fans all over the World

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