Wenger To Make 5 Changes In 4-2-3-1: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face Tottenham
Arsenal entertain North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Arsenal will be looking to maintain their excellent recent form when they entertain North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech is expected to be recalled to the starting eleven after being left out in favour of David Ospina in our Champion League win in midweek.
Defence: Hector Bellerin trained with the rest of the first team squad on Thursday after missing the Ludogorets win with a minor knock so he’s set to return at right-back with Carl Jenkinson dropping out.
Nacho Monreal has also been able to take part in training after missing the last three games with a thigh injury so with Kieran Gibbs a doubt with a shoulder problem, the Spaniard is expected to come back in to the defence alongside Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny.
Midfield: Santi Cazorla looks to be losing his race to be fit for the game after failing to take part in training on Thursday afternoon having missed the last four matches with an achilles injury so I don’t think we’ll see him feature on Sunday.
Francis Coquelin is almost certain to start so it’s all about who partners the Frenchman. Granit Xhaka started in the Champions League having served his three-game domestic ban but Arsene has admitted he has concerns over his temperament for such a heated game and hinted he may leave the Swiss international out against Spurs.
Mohamed Elneny has done reasonably well alongside Coquelin in recent games but I think we might see Aaron Ramsey start in the middle after he made a successful comeback against Ludogorets on Tuesday night.
Attack: Olivier Giroud was on the score-sheet again in Bulgaria to make it 3 goals in 2 games but I’d be stunned if we didn’t see the Frenchman drop out and Alexis Sanchez restored through the middle on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil will obviously start while Theo Walcott is expected to return after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s kept him out for the last four matches. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has performed well in recent games but I think we’ll see Alex Iwobi come back in against Spurs.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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