Wenger To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face Tottenham

By on April 28, 2017

Arsenal will look to give their top four hopes a major boost when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech has been in fine for over the past week after making some important saves during wins over Manchester City and Leicester City so he’s certain to keep his place in goal. David Ospina could return to the bench after recovering from a back injury.

Defence: Wenger has stuck with the 3-4-3 formation for the last three games and it’s led to three wins so I think the boss is likely to go with the new formation again on Sunday.

Laurent Koscielny faces a late fitness test after sustaining a knee injury during the second half against Leicester in midweek but I’m sure Wenger will give his skipper every chance to prove his fitness.

Rob Holding could come back in to the side after being rested in midweek with Nacho Monreal moving back out to the left while Gabriel should keep his place after another solid performance against the Foxes. Shkodran Mustafi is still two weeks away from returning to fitness as he continues to recover from a thigh injury.

Midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wasn’t risked in midweek after picking up a foot injury during the FA Cup semi-final last weekend but he’s been passed fit and is available for selection on Sunday.

It will be a big call between him and Hector Bellerin for the right wing-back role but The Ox produced MOTM performances in his previous two outings so he might get the nod.

Aaron Ramsey was also rested against Leicester so he should come back in to the side to partner Granit Xhaka with Francis Coquelin dropping out while Monreal should start on the left with Kieran Gibbs making way.

Attack: Alexis Sanchez didn’t seem to enjoy playing up front in midweek so I think we’ll see him moved back out to the left with Mesut Ozil also joining him in the attack.

Olivier Giroud has struggled to make an impression leading the line in this new formation so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Danny Welbeck given a start up front against Spurs as his pace will cause Tottenham’s defence far more problems.

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


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