Wenger Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On QPR

By on March 3, 2015

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal will be looking to maintain their top three position in the table when they take on QPR at Loftus Road on Wednesday night. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select:

Goalkeeper: There were calls for Wojceich Szczesny to be reinstated after our disappointing 3-1 loss against Monaco last week but David Ospina responded with a MOTM performance against Everton, so I think the Colombian will once again start in goal.

Defence: Per Mertesacker was dropped on Sunday and his replacement Gabriel Paulista put in a solid shift against the Toffees so I expect he’ll keep his place alongside Laurent Koscielny at the back. Wenger could make changes in the full-back positions to freshen things up with Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers coming in for Kieran Gibbs and Hector Bellerin.

Midfield: Wenger said at his press conference earlier that there’s no reason why Francis Coquelin can’t play tomorrow, despite breaking his nose against Everton, so he could once again start in the holding role. Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are still out but Aaron Ramsey is available again and I think we’ll see the Welshman restored to the midfield alongside Santi Cazorla.

Attack: This could mean Mesut Ozil moving out to the left-wing with Alexis Sanchez likely to switch to the right. If the boss goes for this option it will see Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott among the substitutes as Olivier Giroud should keep his place up front.

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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