Wenger Makes 1 Change: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Leicester

By on August 29, 2014


Arsenal take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here is Gooner Mac’s predicted starting eleven for the game:

Goalkeeper: David Ospina is back in training but isn’t likely to make the squad, so Wojciech Szczesny is guaranteed to start in goal.

Defence: Kieran Gibbs remains out with a hamstring problem so Nacho Monreal continues at left-back. Calum Chambers was unfortunate to be left-out against Besiktas in midweek and Arsene Wenger might consider bringing him back in if Laurent Koscielny has suffered any reaction to his troublesome Achilles, otherwise I think we’ll see an unchanged back four.

Midfield: Wenger seems to be deploying more of a 4-1-4-1 formation this season as opposed to a 4-2-3-1, and this is possibly a way for him to get Ramsey and Wilshere in the same side while keeping some defensive shape. Mikel Arteta is still out so Mathieu Flamini will likely start in front of the defence while Ramsey returns from suspension which could see Mesut Ozil kept on the left wing if the boss wants to keep Wilshere in the side.

Both Jack and Santi Cazorla played well in midweek but I think it will be the Spaniard who drops out as he gave absolutely everything against Besiktas and might need a rest. The Ox needs to retain his place and we need his pace down the flank, and him and Debuchy linked up well at times last time out.

Attack: With Olivier Giroud out injured, it looks like Wenger is going to deploy Alexis Sanchez through the middle. I think this was always the long-term plan but we’ve been forced to throw him in at the deep end now that Giroud is out.

Here’s how the team could line-up this weekend:

What do you think of my team? What side would you put out?

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  1. Toennes

    August 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Out with Wilshire, Cazorla on, please!

    • gooners

      August 29, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      ozil on in wilshere position cazorla on the left wing

  2. Foolishgooner

    August 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Gooners, how about we don’t over use Wilshere! He just played two intense matches in seven days. BTW Wilshere played his socks off in CL. Ramsey can come in, rosicky for Ozil.. Etc

  3. ledoss

    August 29, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    wenger y. u dont want play rosicky?

  4. warren reid

    August 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Wilshire must be benched Santi must play , why not try campbell thru the middle and Alexis on z rite for the ox because I still don’t think he ready yet

  5. Hillario

    August 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Y nt try chamber in the cdm as flamini watches frm the bench with ramsey coming in for ozil as santi goes left n campbel starting for alexis upfront?

  6. Hillario

    August 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Y nt try chambers in the cdm as flamini watches frm the bench with ramsey coming in for ozil as santi goes left n campbel starting for alexis upfront?

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