Wenger To Make 11 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Line-Up vs Swansea
Arsenal entertain Swansea City at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Arsenal will look to keep the pressure on the top four with another win when we entertain Swansea City at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: The boss handed Matt Macey his debut during our League Cup fourth round clash with Norwich and the youngster did pretty well. However, there is no doubt that Petr Cech will return between the sticks this weekend, especially with David Ospina still out with a groin injury.
Defence: Wenger is set to make wholesale changes to his team with all our big-guns set to be recalled meaning Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Per Mertesacker should come in after being rested on Tuesday night.
Mathieu Debuchy put in another solid shift at the back against Norwich but he’ll drop out along with Rob Holding while Mohamed Elneny will make way after playing in an unfamiliar centre-back role last time out.
Calum Chambers is due back in full training on Monday after recovering from a hip injury but this game comes too soon so he remains out along with Shkodran Mustafi.
Midfield: We’ll see plenty of changes in midfield too this weekend as Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are set for recalls after being rested against Norwich.
Jack Wilshere put in a solid shift against the Canaries but he’ll make way while it will be good to see the back of Francis Coquelin as he was woeful in the League Cup clash.
Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin should be restored in the wing-back roles with youngsters Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles dropping out.
Attack: We finally got our first glimpse of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette playing together in attack last weekend and they tore Everton apart so hopefully Wenger will restore the trio in attack on Saturday.
Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud certainly didn’t stake their claims for first team places as they were dreadful against Norwich while Alex Iwobi also disappointed.
However, one man who stole the show was 18-year-old Eddie Nketiah as he came off the bench to score both goals but I don’t think we’ll see him involved with the first team this weekend.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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