Wenger To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face Leicester City

By on April 25, 2017

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Arsenal will look to build on their FA Cup semi-final win and continue their push for the top four when they entertain Leicester City at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech made a couple of important saves during our win over Man City and with David Ospina still nursing a back injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks, the Czech superstar is certain to keep his place tomorrow with youngster Emiliano Martinez on the bench.

Defence: Wenger stuck with the 3-4-3 formation against City and I see no reason why he’d want to change things after we put in a spirited performance to book our place in the FA Cup final.

Shkodran Mustafi is still out with a thigh injury so Rob Holding should keep his place in the back three following another impressing display against City. Gabriel also had one of his best games for the club so the Brazilian should retain his place alongside Laurent Koscielny.

Midfield: After playing 120 minutes on a sapping Wembley pitch I think we’ll see the boss freshen things up in midfield, particularly with a huge north London derby coming up on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey put in a big shift against City so I think he’ll be given a breather with Mohamed Elneny coming in alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was excellent again in the right wing-back role but the midfielder picked up a slight foot injury and while he was able to train today, Wenger may opt to give him a rest with Hector Bellerin coming in.

Nacho Monreal ran himself in to the ground bombing up and down the left flank at the weekend so he might be given a breather with Kieran Gibbs recalled to the side.

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Attack: Olivier Giroud struggled again to make an impact up front against City so I think we’ll see Danny Welbeck recalled as he offers us a lot more with his pace and movement through the middle.

Alexis Sanchez proved his worth once again on Sunday after scoring the winner so there is no way we can leave him out, even if Wenger would ideally like to rest him ahead of Tottenham.

The same can be said of Mesut Ozil – who put in a real shift against City – so I expect we’ll see the German international once again starting in attack with the likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi having to make do with places on the bench.

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

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