Wenger To Make 10 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Live-Up vs Everton
Arsenal take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Arsenal desperately need to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when we take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: David Ospina has been ruled out for at least two weeks with a groin injury so Petr Cech is certain to keep his place between the sticks.
Defence: Laurent Koscielny is back in contention after being rested in midweek following a bout of cramp against Watford so the Frenchman is expected to be deployed on the right side of the back three.
Nacho Monreal is certain to get a recall and he’ll be looking to continue his good form this season while Per Mertesacker is favourite to come in for the injury Shkodran Mustafi.
Mathieu Debuchy, Rob Holding and Mohamed Elneny will all make way despite keeping a clean sheet at Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night.
Midfield: Aaron Ramsey is available again after recovering from a minor hamstring problem that kept him out of the trip to Vicarage Road last weekend so he’s set to start in midfield.
Granit Xhaka has endured a difficult campaign so far and it’s led to calls for Jack Wilshere to replace the Swiss international after another impressive display in midweek.
However, I don’t see Wenger starting Jack twice in quick successions so Xhaka should be restored in midfield while youngster Joe Willock will make way along with Francis Coquelin.
Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin should get recalls in the wing-back roles after being rested against Red Star with youngsters Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles dropping out.
Attack: Alexis Sanchez is back in contention after recovering from a minor muscle problem that saw him miss the Watford game and the Chilean international is expected to start in attack.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Mesut Ozil in the media over the past 24 hours but irrespective of his reported desire to join Man Utd, it looks like Wenger has lost faith in the German.
Ozil hasn’t started a game for Arsenal since the start of September and I think we’ll see him once again on the bench tomorrow with Alex Iwobi favourite to start in attack as Danny Welbeck has been ruled out with a groin injury.
Olivier Giroud scored a stunner in midweek but I think he’ll still make way with Alexandre Lacazette recalled up front while Theo Walcott should also drop back to the bench.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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