Wenger To Make 3 Key Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face Sunderland
Arsenal take on Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday evening. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Arsenal will look to keep alive our slim hopes of finishing in the top four with a win when we take on Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday evening.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech produced another solid performance during the win at Stoke City so I fully expect him to keep the gloves tomorrow night with David Ospina once again on the bench.
Defence: Laurent Koscielny is a major doubt after aggravating a calf injury against Stoke on Saturday evening. Wenger says the centre-back will be assessed but he didn’t train this afternoon so I don’t think he’ll be risked against Sunderland.
That will open the door for Gabriel to get a recall with the Brazilian lining-up alongside Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding in the back three.
Midfield: Kieran Gibbs is back in contention after recovering from a minor calf complaint but Nacho Monreal should retain his place on the left after an excellent outing at the weekend.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of the last two league games with a hamstring injury so Hector Bellerin should continue in the right wing-back position.
Aaron Ramsey is set for a recall after being rested at the weekend with Francis Coquelin the man most likely to make way as Granit Xhaka should retain his place in midfield.
Attack: Wenger could also give Danny Welbeck a recall with Olivier Giroud dropping out despite the Frenchman scoring twice during the win at Stoke City.
Alexis Sanchez is a minor doubt after limping off with a thigh problem at the weekend but the Chilean superstar was able to take part in full training today so I think we’ll see him start.
Mesut Ozil was back to his best form last time out after scoring a wonderful goal so he’s certain to keep his place in attack with the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi and Lucas Perez named among the substitutes.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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