Wenger To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Tottenham
Arsenal take on rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from a hugely disappointing loss against Swansea when they take on rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech has been ruled out after suffering a calf injury during the final stages of Wednesday night’s defeat so David Ospina is set for a rare start.
Defence: Laurent Koscielny has also been ruled out after picking up a calf injury prior to the Swansea game so Gabriel is set to continue alongside Per Mertesacker at the back. Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are expected to keep their places ahead of Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs in defence.
Midfield: We struggled to find our rhythm one again in midfield last night but I don’t see how Arsene Wenger is going to be able to change things right now with Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere injured. Mohamed Elneny doesn’t look ready to play regularly yet and Mathieu Flamini certainly isn’t the answer, so it looks like we’ll stick with Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin on Saturday.
Attack: Olivier Giroud’s poor form continued against Swansea as he missed a couple of great chances so I expect Danny Welbeck to get a recall against Tottenham. Alexis Sanchez was unfortunate not to break his goal-scoring drought last night and while he too is out of form right now, I don’t see Wenger dropping him for such a huge game.
Mesut Ozil will obviously keep his place in attack but it’s going to be interesting to see how starts on the right. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is injured and Joel Campbell was very good against Swansea but I have a feeling the boss will recall Theo Walcott, despite his poor form of late. Theo loves to play Spurs and is usually always up for North London Derbies so he could get the nod.
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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