Wenger Makes 6 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On Middlesbrough

By on February 13, 2015

Arsenal will be looking to book their place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup when we entertain Middlesbrough at the Emirates on Sunday. Here is the side I think Arsene Wenger will select:

Goalkeeper: The boss has confirmed that Wojceich Szczesny will start in goal so the Pole has a chance to wrestle the No.1 shirt back from David Ospina after losing his place recently.

Defence: Wenger also confirmed that he’ll make a few changes and hinted that Gabriel could make his debut in defence. If so, I think it will be Laurent Koscielny who’s rested with Per Mertesacker starting alongside the Brazilian in central defence. Kieran Gibbs should also come back in after being left-out in recent weeks while Calum Chambers could start at right-back.

Midfield: Mathieu Flamini is another who is pushing for a recall but I think we’ll see Francis Coquelin keep his place in the holding role. Aaron Ramsey is ruled out with a hamstring injury while I think Santi Cazorla may be rested, so Tomas Rosicky could start in the middle alongside Mesut Ozil. Jack Wilshere could be back in the squad for the first time in nearly three months but it’s too soon for him to start, so a place on the bench is the best he can hope for.

Attack: Alexis Sanchez is a doubt with a knee injury that he sustained against Leicester on Tuesday night and I don’t think we’ll take any chances with him. Olivier Giroud should therefore start up front with Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott likely to fill the wide positions, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still out with a groin problem.

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

What do you think of the team and what eleven would you pick?

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11 Comments

  1. Michael Staley

    February 13, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Strong attacking options there.

  2. bette jojojy

    February 14, 2015 at 5:46 am

    i wud preffer cos alongside gabriel.apkom,welbeck, n giroud.walcot is nt yet fit.so apkom kan fill da gap.ARS 3:0

  3. surps era wknaers

    February 14, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I like the look of the midfield, my only concern is that they havnt played together for any long spell which will in turn produce sloppy passing. The defence not having played together would be a bigger concern.

  4. Lokecha thomas

    February 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I comment that the best line for arsenal against. middlebroth should. be like this. laurent kosielny, kieran. gabriel, berrillen, rosicky, carzola, coquillin, wellbeck, theo, ozil and ospina in goal

    keeping

    • israel victor

      February 14, 2015 at 11:57 am

      yeah,i wd prefer per rested 4 gabriel n theo rested 4 welbeck:scezny,chamb,gibbs,gabriel,kosc,coquelin,rosicky,carzola,ozil,welbeck,giroud. in orda 4suxess 2b achievd..thnx

  5. Stephen Bonaya

    February 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    That’s a perfect start to finish the game in 30 min with 3 nil

  6. Bashir Ahmad

    February 14, 2015 at 9:54 am

    To me this team can beat any team in the world cos the atack is perfect and sharp so let’s wish for a good game.cooooooommmme onnnn gunners

  7. israel victor

    February 14, 2015 at 11:59 am

    yeah,i wd prefer per rested 4 gabriel n theo rested 4 welbeck:scezny,chamb,gibbs,gabriel,kosc,coquelin,rosicky,carzola,ozil,welbeck,giroud. in orda 4suxess 2b achievd..thnx

  8. Abdalla Mohamed

    February 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    best line up Gibbs,cosc Gabriel bellerin,couq,wilsher,cazola ozil ,walcot ,girod

  9. Abdalla Mohamed

    February 14, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Wenger should be vegilant bcz this game is very crucial any slight mistake may have negative impact.This is the game that pull up the moral of the team and fans and it is no dought Midlesbor are form now

  10. tao dking

    February 14, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    i hope we gt somtn gud frm boro

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