Wenger Makes 8 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Sheffield Wednesday

By on October 26, 2015

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Arsenal will take on Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: The boss has confirmed that Petr Cech will start the match as David Ospina is still out with a shoulder problem.

Defence: Per Mertesacker is back in contention after recovering from illness that kept him out of the win over Everton and the German should be one of several changes to the starting eleven tomorrow night.

Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Gibbs are all expected to get run-outs in defence with the likes of Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal all given breathers.

Midfield: Francis Coquelin should also get a well-earned rest but with Mikel Arteta joining Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Roiscky on the sidelines, the boss has limited options in the middle of the park. Therefore, Santi Cazorla could start the game alongside Mathieu Flamini. Otherwise Arsene will be forced to hand a chance to a youngster such as Christian Bielik.

Attack: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are almost certain to be rested tomorrow but I think we’ll see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain given another chance to impress from the start.

Young forward Alex Iwobi could also be given a rare start while Joel Campbell is expected to join the duo in attack as he looks to kick start his flagging Arsenal career.

Theo Walcott is set to be recalled up front after failing to get off the bench against Everton last time out so Olivier Giroud may well drop out after scoring in each of his last three games.

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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One Comment

  1. Dan

    October 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Mertesacker is out with illness.
    Cazorla will be rested for Bieik debut.

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