Wenger To Make 3 Key Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth
Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways when we entertain Bournemouth this weekend. Here is the side we think Wenger will select
Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways following a disappointing start to the season when they entertain Bournemouth at the Emirates this weekend.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech conceded four goals at Anfield but he did make a couple of excellent saves to prevent the scoreline from being even more embarrassing. Wenger should stick by his No.1 this weekend.
Defence: Shkodran Mustafi failed to secure a move to Inter Milan during the closing stages of the window so Wenger has a decision to make over the German international.
It would be a bold move to leave a £35m signing rotting on the bench and Rob Holding hasn’t been in top form yet this season so I think we’ll see Mustafi come back in to the defence on Saturday.
Laurent Koscielny will obviously keep his place in the middle of the back three while Nacho Monreal looks to have cemented his position on the left-side so Per Mertesacker will have to make do with a place among the substitutes.
Midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completed a move to Liverpool last week so we should finally see summer signing Sead Kolasinac play in his more natural left wing-back position.
Hector Bellerin will therefore play on the right and he’ll be looking to bounce back following his disappointing performance at Anfield – although he certainly wasn’t the only one to under-perform that day.
I still don’t think the Granit Xhaka – Aaron Ramsey partnership works in midfield but it’s arguably the best pairing we’ve got so Wenger will no doubt stick with it against Bournemouth.
Attack: Wenger took the controversial decision to leave Alexandre Lacazette out of the side to face Liverpool before the international break so I fully expect our record signing to return this weekend.
Danny Welbeck is the man most likely to make way as Alexis Sanchez should be passed fit to start in attack after shaking-off a minor ankle injury that he picked up while away with Chile.
Mesut Ozil came under criticism for his performance against Liverpool but he should keep his place in attack meaning the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi will all remain on the bench.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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