Wenger Makes 7 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Burnley

By on January 28, 2016

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Arsenal will look to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup when they take on Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech could be afford a rest with David Ospina starting in goal. The Colombian was due to start against Sunderland in the last round before picking up a knock so I think we’ll see him feature this weekend.

Defence: Per Mertesacker is certain to miss out as he’s suspended following his sending off against Chelsea last week so Gabriel is set to come in to the starting eleven. Wenger could give Laurent Koscielny a breather with Calum Chambers making a rare start.

With Mathieu Debuchy in talks to leave the club this month Wenger may have no choice but to start Hector Bellerin, even though he could probably do with a rest, but Kieran Gibbs should come in for Nacho Monreal at left-back.

Midfield: With a huge Premier League game against Southampton coming up on Tuesday night, the boss is likely to rest a few key men this weekend with Aaron Ramsey among those left out.

Francis Coquelin has been declared fit and available for selection after recovering from a knee injury so he could make his first start in over two months while Mohamed Elneny could make his debut after being an unused substitute since his move from Basel.

Attack: Alexis Sanchez made his comeback off the bench last weekend but I think we’ll see him held back for the Southampton game so Joel Campbell and Theo Walcott could keep their places on the wings.

Mesut Ozil should, however, get a breather which could see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain given another chance to impress in a more central role. Tomas Rosicky is available but he’s likely to be among the subs.

Danny Welbeck is back in full training but this game comes too soon so Olivier Giroud is likely to start up front having only played 22 minutes against Chelsea last weekend.

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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7 Comments

  1. Chala Sukere

    January 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    good teammate

  2. ogban

    January 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Agree. But if Debuchy isn’t leaving, which seems to be the likely case, then he should play in place of Bellerin

  3. Marley J

    January 29, 2016 at 12:36 am

    That line up is never going to happen as much as i would like it to

  4. Samuel Julius Quinton

    January 29, 2016 at 9:20 am

    That’s a good line up

  5. mark

    January 29, 2016 at 10:23 am

    am sick nd tired of theo doing nothing on the field. wondering why his even strtn games.

  6. Hans G. Williams

    January 29, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    How about:
    Ospina; Debuchy, Chambers, Gabriel, Gibbs; El Neny, Arteta, Coquelin; Ox, Iwobi; Sanchez

  7. doyin

    January 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Gud

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