Wenger To Make 6 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Watford

By on March 11, 2016

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Arsenal will be looking to book their place in the semi finals of the FA Cup when they take on Watford at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: With Petr Cech still out after suffering a calf injury, David Ospina will continue in goal and look to build on a couple of impressive performance in recent games.

Defence: Laurent Koscielny will face a late fitness test as he looks to make his return from a calf injury but Arsene is unlikely to take too many risks with him as Per Mertesacker is fit to start despite being forced off with a head injury against Hull in midweek.

Gabriel will also be assessed after training tomorrow but the Brazilian is expected to be fit despite also picking up a knock on Tuesday night. Hector Bellerin will return at right-back having been rested last time out while Nacho Monreal should come back in to replace Kieran Gibbs at left-back.

Midfield: Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out for around four weeks with a thigh injury so Mohamed Elneny should keep his place in midfield. Francis Coquelin will come back in to the starting eleven after serving his one-game suspension against Hull following his dismissal at Tottenham.

Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere are back in light training but remain unavailable for selection along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomas Rosicky.

Attack: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were given a rest at the KC Stadium so they should come back in to the side on Sunday with Alex Iwobi and Joel Campbell dropping out, but it will be interesting to see who Wenger picks on the right side of attack.

Theo Walcott will hope to keep his place after scoring twice in midweek but Danny Welbeck is expected to be given a recall after being rested on Tuesday, while Olivier Giroud could once again lead the line up front after scoring a brace at Hull.

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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